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ARC® (Amine Recoverable Concentrate) Recycling for the Phenolic Urethane Cold Box Process

Foundries that utilize the Phenolic-Urethane Cold-Box process are required to capture and contain amine gases used in the curing process. Utilizing the ARC® Program, Triethylamine (TEA), Dimethylethylamine (DMEA), Dimethylpropylamine (DMPA) and Dimethylisopropylamine (DMIPA) can all be contained for recycling.  The actual containment or "capturing" of the amine after the cores/molds are cured is done through the use of a chemical scrubber.  The packed tower scrubber utilizes a sulfuric acid solution to concentrate the free amine into amine salts which prevents the amine from escaping back into the atmosphere. As the amine enters the scrubber and contacts the water-acid concentration, a reaction takes place between the components to form sulfates within the scrubber solution. Over time the sulfuric acid solution in the scrubber becomes saturated with amine salts and needs to be replaced.
 
Amine sulfate scrubber solutions can be sent to Novis Works’ partner facility.  Here the scrubber solution will be put through a process that will liberate the amine out of solution allowing for capture. The reclaimed amine is chemically identical to freshly produced amines. The recycled amine is repackaged and resold to the foundry industry.  
 
Benefits of recovering amine through the ARC® Program include, minimize the foundry’s environmental impact, elimination of a waste stream, VOC credits and cost reductions


Engineering

MT Systems brings an array of engineering services to our customers. Our comprehensive range of services include:  Systems Integration, Engineering Services, Project Management, Electric Design, Custom Panel Building, Drafting and CAD, Systems Configuration, Process Control Design.

MT Systems was established in 1985 as a metalcasting equipment company.  The company has installed over a thousand systems in foundries focusing on premium resin and sand delivery systems, as a solutions provider the engineers have worked The engineering and systems integration work has been recognized and highlighted throughout industry leaders, one example is receiving the GM Supplier of the Year for 3 consecutive years.

 
Our staff of talented electrical and electronics engineers specialize in designing and integrating process controls and equipment.

Our staff of talented electrical and electronics engineers specialize in designing and integrating process controls and equipment.

For over 20 years, MT Systems has been a supplier of cost saving, process control equipment to the metalcasting industry.

For over 20 years, MT Systems has been a supplier of cost saving, process control equipment to the metalcasting industry.

Our products have been developed to help clients adapt to changes in raw materials and regulatory requirements.

Our products have been developed to help clients adapt to changes in raw materials and regulatory requirements.

Our staff of talented electrical and electronics engineers specialize in designing and integrating process controls and equipment.

Our staff of talented electrical and electronics engineers specialize in designing and integrating process controls and equipment.