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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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A Dry Idea
Abstract: Hard Copy Publication. This article describes the implementation of a waste solvent recovery system at Transcontinental Printing RBW Graphics in Ontario, Canada. Shop Towel On site Recycling (STOR,developed by Omega Recycling Technologies), is an integrated system that uses the production process? own solvent to clean shop towels for reuse and purifying the excess solvent also for reuse. Use of STOR has resulted in a net cost savings of $130,240 annually for RBW. Citation: Salerno, Cheryl. January 2002. A Dry Idea. CleanTech, 2(1): 26-29. Consult your local library for availability or for interlibrary loan information. This article is also available (with a username and password) at http://www.cleantechcentral.com/article_index.cfm?article=574. Free registration on the CleanTech web site is required to obtain a username and password.
Source: CleanTech magazine; Author: Cheryl Salerno
Management of Leased Shop Towels [PDF]
Abstract: Guidelines to follow for managing soiled shop towels
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
Managing Solvents and Wipes
Abstract: Alternative solvents, implementing and reducing amount of solvent used
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Design for the Environment Project
Reduction of Hazardous Waste and Chemical Usage by a Lithographic Printer
Abstract: Case study of a lithographic printer in Georgia that installed a rag centrifuge and solvent recovery still. Includes payback and cost savings information.
Source: Georgia DNR