The Aerosolv® Advantage
Aerosolv® eliminates a hazardous waste stream and greatly benefits the environment by converting an aerosol can into a recyclable steel container.
A wide variety of major industries utilize aerosol cans, spanning industrial manufacturing, municipalities and vocational education, among others. What happens to an aerosol can after it has reached its useful life? Proper disposal guidelines dictate that pressurized aerosol cans are typically sealed in a drum to be processed as hazardous waste at a landfill or facility. The cans are considered to be hazardous because they contain a liquid hazardous waste or are still pressurized, which may cause them to potentially explode at the landfills. Companies that do not dispose of aerosol cans properly risk paying hefty fines.
However, this does not have to be the case. Aerosolv® offers the only technology of its type to be certifications tested and verified by the joint US EPA and California EPA Environmental Technology Verification Program. Aerosolv safely depressurizes the aerosol can, collects all residual liquid, and filters VOCs. Punctured and drained aerosol cans meet Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations of scrap metal, which allows them to be recycled or safely disposed.
How It Works
Using the Aerosolv System
Using an Aerosolv® Recycling System couldn’t be easier. Simply place the can into the cast aluminum body, lock lid to secure the can in place, and push down on the handle. The durable, non-sparking piercing pin punctures the can, allowing the residual liquids to flow directly into the collection drum. The two-piece coalescing filter/carbon cartridge, which threads directly to the ¾" bung of the drum, then captures odors and potentially harmful VOCs.
Insert aerosol can into housing sleeve, so that shoulder of can rests on gasket.
Lower the sliding top plate and firmly press against plastic sleeve or bottom of can. Tighten lock knob.
Push handle down firmly and hold in place while can releases initial pressure and contents. Allow the contents of the can to drain into the drum.
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Recyclable Steel and RCRA Compliance
In approximately 10 to 20 seconds after using the Aerosolv® can puncturing system, you end up with an empty steel can with a small, smooth edged hole. No spills, no jagged edges, and no compressed gas … so it’s ready for recycling with your other scrap steel.View Certifications