Global Resource Recovery’s coolant and glycol recycling

Global Resource Recovery offers a complete solution for recycling and recovery of glycol, including coolants, into new products. 

It has established two recovery facilities, located in Laverton North, Victoria and East Arm (Darwin), Northern Territory with associated partnership Australia-wide to receive waste glycol, including coolants, to process for recovery, among other waste streams. 

Glycol refers to a series of chemicals that consist of monoethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, propylene glycol and triethylene glycol that are used for protecting against freezing and regulating heat. For this reason, they are widely used in combustion engines to protect the engine from freezing, while at the same time protect against corrosion and sustain overall engine heat balance by removing heat. They are also used in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to prevent freezing of hydrates and to prevent corrosion. 

Global Resource Recovery has developed a process known as the Glycol Sustainable Recovery (GSR) that takes coolants and LNG waste glycol and removes water and other impurities. The recovered glycol between 95 to 99.5 per cent purity is recycled into new coolants or reused as raw material in various industries. 

The sustainable process helps industry meet its environmental footprint obligations, while saving disposal and raw material costs.

In addition, Global Resource Recovery also specialises in neutralisation of concentrated acids and alkalis, recycling lubricating oils, treatment of industrial wash waters and sludges and management of hazardous chemicals.

Contact: Kham Zohab

Phone: 0436 605 450