Printech Archives, May, 1997: Re: Flocculated ink solids

Re: Flocculated ink solids

Wayne Pferdehirt (
Thu, 5 Jun 1997 15:22:52 CST

Forwarded from the P2Tech listserv.

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Marvin asked about some alternatives for flocculated solids ink.
There are some references, contacts, and abstracts I found which may
be useful for you. If you are interested in any of these articles
please let me know your full mailing address to send them.


1. Paddle Dryer/Processor Saves Cranston Print Works $10,000 Weekly in
Disposal Costs, Cranston Print Works. , 1990.
This case study discusses how a textile printer (Cranston Print
Works) dries sludge from effluent treatment plants by using a belt
filter and a steam heated paddle dryer. The sludge is converted to
90% solids and is mixed with powdered coal, then burned in a boiler.
TMP 0273. 2260/Textiles/Printing/Wastewater/Treatment/Sludge/Drying/
Incineration/Waste reduction/Disposal/Paddle dryers.

2. Textiles Printer Dries and Burns Sludge, ________.
This case study discusses how a textiles printer (Cranston Print
Works) solved its sludge disposal problem by drying and burning
sludge in a boiler. The steam produced by this process dries more
sludge, the land disposal problem is eliminated, and investment is
returned within a year. TMP 0306. 2260/Textiles/Printing/Solid
waste/Disposal/Sludge/Drying/ Incineration/Fuel savings.

3. A Pollution Prevention Guide for the Printing Industry, Delaware
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. 8 pages. :
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

PPAI 0021.

2700/Pollution prevention/Printing.

4. Waste Minimization Assessment for a Manufacturer of Printed Labels
(ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF), F. William Kirsch, and J. Clifford
Maginn. 4 pages. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. EPA, October 1991.
EPA/600/M-91/047. Good general printing document. Discusses waste min.
options, economics. Very thorough in little space.

PPAI 0037.

2700/Printed Labels/Etching/Plating/Printing.

5. Makrauer, George A. "Water Based Inks in Flexographic Printing High
Slip Polyethylene Film." Proceedings of the Conference: Waste
Reduction--Pollution Prevention: Progress and Prospects Within North
Carolina, 44.1-44.9. 9 pages. Raleigh, NC: Pollution Prevention
Program, NC Dept. of Natural Resources & Community Development, March

PPAI 0042.

2700/Inks/Water-based/Flexographic printing/High slip polyethylene

6. Water and Ink Waste Reduction at F.C. Meyer Company - Toxics Use
Reduction Case Study, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance for
Toxics Use Reduction. 1 pages. Boston, MA: Office of Technical
Assistance, Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs,
August 1993. C101-2.

Contact: Office of Technical Assistance, Massachusetts Executive
Office of Environmental Affairs, Suite 2109, 100 Cambridge St.,
Boston, MA 02202, tel:(617) 727-3260, fax:(617)727-3827.

This case study discusses how F.C. Meyer Company reduced ink waste
from printing operations from 10 drums to 1 drum of hazardous waste
per week. They drained excess inks back to storage bins, reduced wash
water, recycled wash water and used scrapers to clean presses before
washing. Emloyees trained in good housekeeping practices promoted the

PPAI 0075.

7. Rexham Corporation. "Water-Based Inks and Solvent Recycling Reduce
Printing Waste at Labeling Plant." Accomplishments of North Carolina
Industries - Case Summaries, editor Gary Hunt. 1 pages. Raleigh, NC:
North Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, July 1989.

Contact: Rexham Corporation, 7315 Pineville Matthews Rd., Greensboro,
NC 28226, tel:(704) 541-2800.

This case study discusses how a label printer (Rexham Corporation)
substituted water-based inks in place of alcohol/acetete-based inks to
reduce VOC emissions. Printing press clean-up solvents are collected
and reclaimed in a batch-distillation unit.

PPAI 0085.

2600/2700/2750/Paper/Printing/Dyes/Paints/Water-based inks/VOC

8. Sludge Disposal Project, Cranston Print Works Company. 2 pages. :
=Cranston Print Works Company, 4 October 1990.

This case study describes how Cranston Print Works Company, when
barred from sludge disposal at county landfills, installed a
Komline-Sanderson steam-heated dryer to reduce sludge to 90% solids.
The dried sludge is then mixed with powdered coal and burned in the
boiler that produces steam for the sludge dryer.

PPAI 0091.


9. TVA 8: Magazine Printing - Printer Introduces Various Procedures to
Reduce Waste, Tennessee Valley Authority. 1 pages. : Tennessee Valley

This case study discusses how a printer of magazines, catalogs and
newspaper inserts instituted various methods to reduce solid wastes,
waste solvents, spent inks and wastewater.

PPAI 0094.

2721/Magazines/Printing/Solid waste/Recycling/Solvents/Ink/Wastewater.



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