Refrigerant Disposer Gets Online Recognition

June 7, 2010
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An online environmental publication has given recognition to Midwest Refrigerants LLC for its method for the disposal of unwanted refrigerants.

ClimateWire ( quoted Midwest President Lewis Steinberg in a Jan. 18, 2010 posting in its daily updates.

In commenting on the coverage, Steinberg noted that while CFCs are no longer used and efforts are underway to phase out HCFCs, many old pieces of equipment still have such re- frigerants. And while recovery and reclaim can be used, there are instances when those processes can’t be done. Steinberg said one option is to use large kilns or incinerators.

The Midwest Refrigerants approach - the basis of the ClimateWire posting - concerns using a technology that doesn’t require a big industrial facility, Steinberg said. The resulting byproducts can also be resold as raw materials to manufacture chemicals, aluminum, and electronics and for use in other industrial processes, he said.

“We can take unwanted refrigerants and make them into something useful,” he said.

Steinberg also noted the technology is awaiting approval from a technical advisory panel of the Montreal Protocol, after which it could be used in the United States.

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Publication date: 06/07/2010

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Refrigerant Distrcution

Pete Williams
June 15, 2010
This advertisement was sent to EPA. Funny how they ask the company what the process is how does it work and what is the bi-product. No answer was ever given to the Fed's. There seems to be a desire for people to open new facilities to treat, destroy or incinerate ODS. Think it is that easy. Well think again. Many people are stating refrigerants are not hazardous. Check the regulations give the regulation that supports those accretions. What about SARA 313, Toxic Release and several other EPA Reg's. As far as what is going on responsible corporation are using HWC's Hazardous Waste Combustioner that are permitted under a RECRA "Part B" permit. Think that's easy to get. Well try a cost of from $300,000.00 to a $1,000,000.00 US. Make sure when you send material for destruction that the company meets the Federal, State and Local Guidline.



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