Katec Inc. entered into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Environmental Protection Agency for federal verification and state certification of the Aerosolv® technology.
The technology consists of an aerosol can puncturing/draining device that is threaded into the large bung hole at the top of a 55-gallon drum; a coalescing filter assembly that is threaded into the small bung hole of the drum; and a 30-gallon drum carbon filter canister.
Liquids discharged from the puncturing/draining device are collected in the collection receptacle. Non-condensable gases and volatile fractions are diverted through the coalescing filter and adsorbed onto the carbon. Empty cans resulting from the process are recycled as scrap metal.