SOLVENT RECYCLING

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SOLVENT RECYCLING / RECOVERY

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Tradebe is one of Europe’s market leaders, with services in the US, in the handling, purification and recycling of solvents for sale. With plants across the UKSpain & United States, we boast a wealth of experience, together with the latest plant technology, knowledgeable workforce and bespoke services that are tailored to the needs of our clients.

We seek out used solvents that can be either processed to produce high quality recovered solvents that can be re-sold onto the market or we produce thinners. Our services provide a cost effect solution when managing used solvent wastes.

Tradebe offers a full solvent recovery service from collecting the waste using our purpose built fleet of vehicles, through to the solvent recovery and solvent sales. We have a highly trained logistics team that have many years of experience in the safe transport of hazardous waste.

We are fully registered carriers of hazardous waste and manage all necessary waste transportation documents. Our purpose built plants include fractional and flash distillation facilities.

Carbon Footprints of Recycled Solvents ERSG Study - PDF, 390KB

ETHOS Research produced this report through collaboration with ESRG members, including Tradebe. The data was analysed using the CCaLC Life Cycle Assessment Tool, developed by the University of
Manchester with Tradebe as a project partner.

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Solvents that are suitable for solvent recovery include:

  • Non-halogenated solvents: 
    • Alcohols (Isopropanol, Methanol, Ethanol, etc.)
    • Ketones(MEK, MIBK, etc.)
    • Ethers (THF, MeTHF, etc.) 
    • Esters (Ethyl Acetate, etc.)
    • ...
  • Halogenated solvents: 
    • ​MDC (Methylene Chloride)
    • MCB (Mono Chloro Benzene)
    • ...

​For more information, please visit our Technical Data Sheet and Specification page.

The residues that remain after the solvent recovery is processed and blended to create an alternative secondary liquid fuel called Cemfuel. This fuel can be used to fire kilns within the cement and lime industry, which reduces the dependency on fossil fuels.