I tried using AltaVista's refine feature and got this mapping of the concept space:
99% Solvent, waste, solvents, recovery, hazardous, wastes, disposal, generators 61% Epa, rcra, cercla, tsca, impoundments 57% Distillation, evaporation, exhaust 54% Pollution, minimization, reduction, prevention 54% Emissions, voc, organic, volatile, compounds, pollutants 52% Recycling, recycled, reuse, reused, reduces, reclamation, reusing 45% Incineration, streams, kilns 42% Cleaning, degreasing, cleaners, dry, degreaser, degreasers 42% Chemicals, toxic, epcra, reporting, tri, facilities, combusted, rulemaking, potws 39% Vapor, vapors, condenser, vented, distillate 39% Aqueous, hydrocarbons, mixtures, sump 39% Drying, recovers, countercurrent 39% Chemical, metals, quantities 37% Wastewater, landfill, remediation, groundwater, contamination, spill, leachate 34% Sludge, abatement, asbestos, clarifier 33% Vocs, glycol, ethylene 33% Compliance, regulatory, comply 33% Carbon, adsorption, activated, regeneration, adsorbent, dioxide, carbons, adsorbents 33% Contaminated, contaminants, soil, contaminant 32% Extraction, liquid, stripping, supercritical(the % refers to the proportion of the 791 documents with the indicated terms)
But a search of Annie for solvent* pointed me to one I shouldn't have missed:
AUTHOR Patnaik, Pradyot. TITLE A comprehensive guide to the hazardous properties of chemical substances / Pradyot Patnaik. PUBLISHER New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1992. 1 > Science-Reference RA1211 .P38 1992This book has a chapter on Industrial Solvents (Chapter 30) which lists 64 common industrial solvents and summarizes their properties and characteristics.
The same search located this essential resource:
AUTHOR Lide, David R., 1928- TITLE Handbook of organic solvents / David R. Lide. PUBLISHER Boca Raton : CRC Press, c1995. DESCRIPT 565 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. SUBJECT Organic solvents -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. 1 > Science Library TP247.5 .L53 1995
TITLE Neurotoxicology / editor, Mohamed B. Abou-Donia. PUBLISHER Boca Raton : CRC Press, c1992. DESCRIPT 621 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 1 > Science Library RC347.5 .N484 1992
TITLE Specialized solvent uses : sourcebook of technologies for protecting the ozone layer. PUBLISHER Paris : United Nations Environment Programme, 1996. SUBJECT Solvent waste -- Environmental aspects. Factory and trade waste. Air quality management. 1 > Law Library Stacks TD887.C47 S673 1996
Here's a link to a more or less typical patent; one can often learn a lot from the introductory material and state-of-art sections of patents.
And here's a link to material from the online version of Kirk-Othmer.
Seekonk Lace Company of Barrington, Rhode Island agreed to pay a final penalty of $15,000 for violation of EPCRA 313. EPA's complaint alleged that the company failed to report is emissions of acetone to EPA and to the State of Rhode Island in calendar year 1987; it proposed a $25,000 penalty.
In addition to paying the penalty, the company, which manufacturers lace, agreed to undertake a pollution prevention project which requires a change in its industrial process. It will eliminate its use of more than 250,000 pounds of acetone per year by instituting a mechanical method to separate nylon and acetate threads. The project cost Seekonk an estimated $95,000.
Krueger International (KI) is an open contact molding facility which primarily produces seating, planters and trash receptacles used in hospitals, universities, shopping malls and office buildings. The facility recovers acetone used to clean tools and equipment and switched from a solvent-based parts washer to a citrus-based cleaner that in the past 1-1/2 years has resulted in no hazardous waste. Contact: Jim Spang 414/855-2188.
Yatim et al. (1993) simulated a batch extractive distillation column using a batch rectifier. They considered the azeotropic system of acetone/ methanol, while using water as the extractive agent. They recovered approximately 82% of the acetone in a relatively pure form.
(Yatim, H.; P. Moszkowicz; M. Otterbein; and P. Lang. Dynamic Simulation of a Batch Extractive Distillation Process. European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Design-2. 1993, S57-S63.)
AUTHOR: Townsend, M.W. NOTE: Contains: Conference proceedings, meeting reports, papers presented. Author's affiliation: Monsanto Co., Addyston, OH 45001, USA. Presented at: 50. Industrial Waste Conference, Lafyette, IN (USA), 8-10 May 1995. TITLE: Recovery and reuse of spent acetone via a mobile solvent recovery unit. CONF TITLE: 50. Industrial Waste Conference;(8-10 May 1995 : Lafyette, IN) SOURCE: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 50TH INDUSTRIAL WASTE CONFERENCE, MAY 8,9,10, 1995, PURDUE UNIVERSITY., pp. 303-307 ISSN: 0073-7687 ABSTRACT JNL: *Water Resources Abstracts. -- Section: SW 3040 Wastewater treatment processes. LANGUAGE: English ISBN: 1575040220 PUBLISHER: CHELSEA, MI 48118, ANN ARBOR PRESS, INC, [19--] DESCRIPTOR: USA, Ohio, Addyston; waste recovery; cost analysis; recycling; organic solvents; distillation; polymers; safety; technology