Dec 16, 2019 - 08:51 PM
Engineered Fluids cares deeply for our environment and your safety, which is why we have developed our ElectroCool, AmpCool, and VoltCool Dielectric Coolants to be fully biodegradable and non-toxic. However, in the process of using our Coolants, they may come in contact with, or become contaminated by materials or compounds that require very specific types of handling and disposal. It is the responsibility of our end-users to understand and abide by all relevant laws related to handling, processing and disposal of chemicals such as our Coolants. Engineered Fluids provides free consultation to assist our Customers in understanding the proper disposal methods of all of our products.
To better ensure that all Engineered Fluids products are correctly and properly disposed of, we have established our Engineered Fluids Recycling Program. Our program is designed to provide our Customers the opportunity to recycle their used Coolants instead of disposing of them. The process for recycling requires that Engineered Fluids test samples of the Coolants to be recycled to ensure that the Coolants are properly handled during the recycling or disposal process.
Engineered Fluids Recycling Program
Engineered Fluids encourages all of our customers to participate in our Recycling Program to ensure that your used Coolants are properly and safely repurposed and disposed. A key component of our program is the testing of a customer’s waste coolant. The purpose of this testing is to prevent improper disposal that could represent a danger to the environment. Contaminants like oils, PCBs, heavy metals, and similar toxins should never be released into the environment, and it is important that customers with quantities of used Coolant always request testing prior to disposal. Any waste coolant which tests positive for contamination with these substances and similar compounds must be disposed of through toxic chemical processors capable of properly handling and disposing of these materials. Engineered Fluids can put you in touch with processors and provide them any information they require for their processing.
If the testing determines the used coolant has been contaminated with any form of mineral or white oils, then all of the used Coolant must be disposed of in accordance with your country and states hazardous waste disposal laws. In the USA, this typically requires you to contract with a hazardous waste disposal facility that accepts hydrocarbon (oil, motor oil, etc.) waste.
For small amounts of unused Coolant or items that have come in contact with uncontaminated Coolant (such as gloves, paper and cotton towels or similar types of materials) can be safety disposed of in common trash receptacles.
Please note that this information is provided as general guidelines only, and you must comply with all country, state and local regulations for the disposal of all chemicals, regardless of our recommendations below. Because our coolants come in contact with electrical devices, other chemicals, equipment and materials of many types and manufacturer it is impossible for us to provide specific instructions for disposal without the processing of test samples and a specific geographic location of the used Coolants. Engineered Fluids takes no responsibility for the disposal, handling, or other similar and related actions taken by users of our products.