Dealing with Byproducts

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Wash Water Disposal

Responsibly dealing with spent wash water is not as hard as you might think.

Wash Water Disposal

Wash Water Treatment and Disposal

We can pour our wash water on the ground and kill the grass and polute our streams or we can pour it down the drain and overload our sewage treatment plants. There is an alternative, we can treat our spent wash water and make it harmless with very little effort.

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Productive Uses for Glycerin

The worst thing you can do is to horde glycerin. It is a fire hazard and there are just too many ways of turning this hazardous waste stream into a valuable co product.

Large Farm Anaerobic Digester

Anaerobic Digestion

One way to turn a waste stream into a valuable energy product is to feed waste glycerin and spent washwater into an anaerobic digester. You can find a big digester at a sewage treatment plant or dairy farm or you can build your own personal digester. This is one of the few ways to dispose of glycerin that does not call for methanol recovery.

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Methanol Recovery from Glycerin

Methanol Recovery from Glycerin

This still was posted on the infopop forum in 2005 by troy. It is one of the cleanest simplest stills for recovering methanol from glycerin that I've seen so far.

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Making Soap from Biodiesel Glycerin

Making Soap from Biodiesel Glycerin

One way to turn waste glycerin into something with value is to turn it into soap. In this article, Rick Knicely of Knice-N-Clean Soap Company discusses his way of making biodiesel glycerin soap.

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feeding biodiesel glycerin to ruminants

Feeding Glycerin to Ruminants (Cattle)

Here is a list of web resources on feeding glycerin to cattle.

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