RE: Recycling Revisited

From:"Weems, Joyce" <>

Was this B/R still the fractional system or the new one with the metal

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Clarke Ian []
> Sent:	Tuesday, July 03, 2001 3:08 PM
> To:	Barbara Stancel
> Cc:	histonet
> Subject:	Re: Recycling Revisited
> Hi Barbara,
> I have just carried out a very extensive test regarding both B/R and CBG
> recyclers for recycling Xylene ,low and high grade alcohol's and
> methanol.I
> found that the CBG had many advantages over the B/R and that the recycled
> product was of very high quality . In fact we had a problem with the
> Xylene
> from the B/R leeching counterstains.We found that there was 200cm of
> alcohol
> still present in the B/R recycled product when we took the recycled Xylene
> straight from the B/R and put it through the CBG.The reverse did not
> happen
> and we have not found any leeching effect from the CBG product.
> Both machines recycled 92% alcohol up to 95% but the CBG did 20 litres in
> 6
> hours whilst it took the B/R 12 hours for 17.The CBG has automatic waste
> removal and the Xylene product does not smell.There is no changing of
> boilers or a cool down period so you can go straight from recycling
> alcohol
> to Xylene as soon as the recycling process for one stops.It is also very
> easy to operate and CBG are very good at helping with any problems.
> These are just a few of the differences I encountered over the trial
> period
> and I have written a comprehensive report  for our purchasing department .
> I will send a copy if you would like.
> Ian Clarke
> Histopathology/Cytopathology department
> Craigavon Area Hospital

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