CAL-EPA Certification


CAL-EPA Certification

Aerosolv® Aerosol Can Recycling System Certified by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control

In 1999, the Aerosolv Model 6000 was the first and only aerosol recycling system to complete & receive certification from the State of California.

Today, the Model 6000 is no longer available – but the same puncturing device that was used during the certification process is available today in both the Model 7000 & Model 7000XL.

Below are details on the Certification Process.

After extensive evaluation and field testing, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances control has certified Aerosolv® as a Hazardous Waste Treatment Technology.

The testing involved the processing of hundreds of aerosol cans and the measurement of gases and liquids captured by the Aerosolv® system.   Pictured below are some of the Cal/EPA testing procedures.

The text of the certification is excerpted below:

CAL-EPA Certification

Under the authority of Health and Safety Code Section 25200.1.5, the Katec, Inc. Model 6000 Aerosolv® Aerosol Can Recycling System is hereby certified as a Hazardous Waste Treatment Technology, subject to the specific conditions including the limitations/disclaimer set forth in the Certification Statement as published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on October 29, 1999, Register 99, Volume No. 44-2, pages 2123-2137.

The technology is certified for puncturing and draining waste aerosol cans containing paints and hydrocarbon lubricants and cleaners.   Field test results show that the Katec Aerosolv® System treated hazardous waste aerosol cans to an average of less than 3% residual contents in two test runs with a Corrosion Preventative Compound product, and in two out of three test runs with paint products.

In addition the system has been shown to be capable of capturing at least 83.2% of the liquid and gaseous contents removed from these aerosol can products.   The process generates emptied aerosol cans intended for recycling as scrap metal.   The collected liquids and contaminated carbon must be classified as hazardous or non-hazardous waste and managed accordingly.

Air emissions resulting from the process are subject to regulation by the local air pollution control or air quality management district.   Users are subject to compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local requirements.

Information contained here provided by Katec Inc.Aerosolv® is a registered trademark of Katec Incorporated

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