Solvent Recovery

Absolute offer bespoke solvent recovery solutions to maximise your profitability.

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Solvent Recovery

In 2000 Absolute Solvents opened a new licenced solvent recovery facility at Westbury, Wiltshire.


  • Clean Equipment: stainless steel vacuum assisted scraped film evaporator with secondary condenser;
  • Babcock Wanson thermal fluid boiler;
  • Climaveneta water/glycol chiller;
  • Chemviron carbon absorption unit.


Permit number KP3832SK issued by the Environment Agency to recover organic solvents by distillation.

Solvents Processed

  • alcohols: butanol, ethanol (ims), isopropanol (ipa), methanol.
  • hydrocarbons: hexane, heptane, toluene, xylene.
  • ketones: acetone, mek, mibk.
  • other flammables: butyl acetate, isopropyl acetate, ethyl acetate.
  • chlorinated solvents: dicholoromethane (methylene chloride), perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene.
  • other solvents: n methylpyrrolidone (NMP), n propyl bromide (NPB).

Toll Laundry

Batches from 1000 litres and upwards will be considered provided that the waste is neutral pH, non malodorous and that a suitable producer declaration has been received.

The plant can handle solvents contaminated with difficult materials such as inks, oils, paints, polymers and resins. Solvent laundry charges will be determined by the rate of recovery relative to the cost of disposal of residues.

Please submit the Enquiry form on the right to receive an indication of our fees.

Purchase of Waste Solvent

Single stream waste solvents will be considered for purchase. Arising from pharmaceutical manufacturing, electronics manufacturing and aerospace/defence companies are very likely to be acceptable.

Disposal of Non-Recoverable Solvent

Absolute Solvents are able to offer competitive rates on the disposal of non-recoverable waste streams for incineration or treatment.