Secondary Manufacturing Technology


The recovery and reuse of secondary materials is a high priority for not only governments but also
generators. Secondary materials, which are recovered during the remediation process and reused, are generally excluded from the definition of solid waste.
In 2008, the members of the RRT team assisted in lobbying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to implement new regulations. These regulations enabled refineries to relocate waste that have recyclable products to another refinery without designating the load hazardous. This regulation was essential to creating a successful secondary material recycling campaign for the client. The client, a refinery, was permitted build it’s own facility on site or to send to the materials to another facility while reducing the costs of transportation and compliance.  Because refineries in the USA have very little area to spare and often have long-term plans that would have prohibited building a facility, our personnel were responsible for designing, erecting and operating a new facility.
The initial facility designed and constructed for secondary manufacturing was a team effort between Chapman Services and the RRT management team. The patent is held jointly between Chapman Services and members of the RRT management team. The pilot facility was constructed at Placid Refinery in Louisiana. The facility was a major success, winning innovative technology awards for the client and our team.

A facilities based upon this patent are being developed and are expected to accomplish the below goals:

  • Provide up to 3,200,000 pounds of Vanadium and 2,700,000 pounds of Molybdenum per year.
  • Eliminate approximately 56,000,000 pounds of waste.
  • Eliminate 11,000,000 tons of carbon emissions (CO2) by reclaiming oil from catalyst versus combusting the oil.