FLARE THERMAL OXIDIZER

The project cost approximately $3 million and reduced emissions by more than 91% since its installation in 2005.

 

From implementing the latest advances in manufacturing technology to aggressively pursuing voluntary emission reductions, American Synthetic Rubber Company has established a strong and continuing commitment to the environment.


ISO 14001 CERTIFIED

Since 2001, ASRC has been ISO 14001 certified. ASRC was the first chemical plant in Louisville to earn ISO 14001 status – an internationally recognized certification for environmental management and responsibility. It is awarded to manufacturing facilities that meet rigorous standards and keep environmental issues a top priority

ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENTS
  • Invested nearly $15 million to develop and implement environmental programs and initiatives
  • Efforts include installation of seal-less pumps, maintaining a rigorous leak-detection and repair program and the following:
    • Developed self-contained water-treatment facility
    • Implemented gas chromatography for highly accurate monitoring of production systems
    • Installed a Flare Thermal Oxidizer to reduce emissions by 90%

CAMPGROUND NATURAL AREA PROJECT

The Campground Natural Area project, located across the street from the ASRC facility, was created by a partnership between ASRC and Waste Management, Inc. The project began in 2009. The project site – 75 acres of land which were once a landfill for the Rubbertown area – will now be home to four native habitats: wildflower, forest, prairie and wetlands.

The future of this project will be guided by the volunteer efforts of ASRC employees. Future developments include partnerships with local schools or other groups that may have an educational interest in utilizing the site, and the installation of a walking path for ASRC employee use. A pilot apiary was installed in April 2010 with 2 hives, and ASRC recently added 4 more hives, which are all producing clover honey.

MASTER MEMBER KY EXCEL

ASRC was named a Master Member of KY Excel, the environmental leadership program established in 2006 by the Department for Environmental Protection, which is designed to recognize voluntary efforts that improve Kentucky’s environment. Learn more about the KY EXCEL program by visiting:  http://epa.gov/innovation/stategrants/PDFs/2005KY-FINALREPORT.pdf

tHE eNVIRONMENT

FLARE THERMAL OXIDIZER

From implementing the latest advances in manufacturing technology to aggressively pursuing voluntary emission reductions, American Synthetic Rubber Company has established a strong and continuing commitment to the environment.

ISO 14001 CERTIFIED

The project cost approximately $3 million and reduced emissions by more than 91% since its installation in 2005.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENTS
  • Invested nearly $15 million to develop and implement environmental programs and initiatives
  • Efforts include installation of seal-less pumps, maintaining a rigorous leak-detection and repair program and the following:
    • Developed self-contained water-treatment facility
    • Implemented gas chromatography for highly accurate monitoring of production systems
    • Installed a Flare Thermal Oxidizer to reduce emissions by 90%

CAMPGROUND NATURAL AREA PROJECT

The Campground Natural Area project, located across the street from the ASRC facility, was created by a partnership between ASRC and Waste Management, Inc. The project began in 2009. The project site – 75 acres of land which were once a landfill for the Rubbertown area – will now be home to four native habitats: wildflower, forest, prairie and wetlands.

The future of this project will be guided by the volunteer efforts of ASRC employees. Future developments include partnerships with local schools or other groups that may have an educational interest in utilizing the site, and the installation of a walking path for ASRC employee use. A pilot apiary was installed in April 2010 with 2 hives, and ASRC recently added 4 more hives, which are all producing clover honey.

MASTER MEMBER KY EXCEL

ASRC was named a Master Member of KY Excel, the environmental leadership program established in 2006 by the Department for Environmental Protection, which is designed to recognize voluntary efforts that improve Kentucky’s environment. Learn more about the KY EXCEL program by visiting:  http://epa.gov/innovation/stategrants/PDFs/2005KY-FINALREPORT.pdf