TRI Pollution Prevention Report for ALBEMARLE CORP WEST PLANT and 1,4-Dioxane

Facility ID: 71753THYLCHIGHW

Facility Name and Address:
ALBEMARLE CORP WEST PLANT
1550 HWY 371 S
MAGNOLIA, AR 71753

Parent Company: ALBEMARLE CORP

Industry: All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing (325188)
Chemical: 1,4-Dioxane

Production Related Waste Management for Selected Chemical


    Waste Management Comparison - 2010



Pollution Prevention Activities for Selected Chemical


Reporting Year Section 8.10: Newly Implemented Source Reduction Activity Section 8.10: Methods to Identify Activity Section 8.11: Optional Pollution Prevention Information*
2016 Source Reduction:: W19: Other changes in operating practices
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T11: Other
W19: removed this chemical from site in 2016

Source Reduction - shut down process in 2015 and removed chemicals in 2016
2013 Source Reduction:: W58: Other process modifications
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T03: Materials balance audits
Source Reduction - started a new halogen recovery unit at the sister site in Magnolia. This unit recovers bromine from coprouct.
2011 Source Reduction:: W58: Other process modifications
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T01: Internal pollution prevention opportunity audit(s)
2010 Source Reduction:: W58: Other process modifications
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T01: Internal pollution prevention opportunity audit(s)
Source Reduction - Our production rates were up in 2010. We better utilize the chemical use in this process which helped lower the percentage in our waste stream.
2009 Source Reduction:: W19: Other changes in operating practices
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T04: Participative team management
2003 Source Reduction:: W58: Other process modifications
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T04: Participative team management
2002 Source Reduction:: W58: Other process modifications
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T11: Other
*Classifications of Optional Pollution Prevention Information shown in brackets are provided by EPA.


TRI Pollution Prevention Glossary

The Waste Management Hierarchy

The waste management hierarchy established by the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) guides waste generators toward the best options for managing wastes. The preferred option is to prevent pollution at its source, but for waste that is generated, the preferred management methods are recycling, followed by burning for energy recovery, treatment and, as a last resort, disposing of the waste.
  • Source Reduction includes activities that eliminate or reduce the generation of chemical waste.
  • Recycling includes the recovery of a toxic chemical in waste for reuse.
  • Energy Recovery includes the combustion of toxic chemicals in waste to generate heat or electricity.
  • Treatment includes the destruction of a toxic chemical in waste.
  • Disposal or Other Releases includes toxic chemical quantities entering the environment.
The PPA requires facilities to provide the following details about each chemical they report to TRI:
Facilities may also provide optional Pollution Prevention Information describing their source reduction, recycling, or pollution control activities.