1-bromopropane Replacements: Finding a Replacement for Asphalt Extraction

1-bromopropane (a.k.a. n-propyl bromide) is a solvent that is commonly used for the asphalt extraction process, in which asphalt extraction agents are used to remove bitumen from aggregates. After the extraction process is complete, asphalt attains a consistency that makes it suitable for permanent application.

Unfortunately, though, many asphalt companies that use 1-bromopropane must now replace it with a safer solution due to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent decision to add 1-bromopropane to the The National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals.

Published on 11-23-15, the EPA’s decision to add 1-bromopropane to the TRI list is largely due to the fact that the solvent is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen”. By replacing the solution with one that contains no hazardous or listed solvents, asphalt companies help protect the health of their workers, as well as reduce the negative impact 1-bromopropane has on the environment.

Finding a Suitable Replacement
The highly specific process of asphalt extraction demands that 1-bromopropane be replaced with a solution that is specially formulated to remove bitumen from raw asphalt. If your company needs this type of replacement for 1-bromopropane, we recommend that you request a free sample of ATR HI-FLASH to assess its performance in comparison to 1-bromopropane.

In addition to demonstrating the same efficacy as the toxic solution it replaces, ATR HI-FLASH has a variety of characteristics that make it one of the best 1-bromopropane replacements on the market. In addition to considering the efficacy of the replacement, consider the following important traits that significantly impact its application for the better.

  • Biodegradable
  • Excellent solvency
  • High TCC flashpoint (145ºF)
  • No unpleasant fumes
  • High boiling range (378-400°F)
  • No hazardous or listed solvents

Combined with the solution’s remarkable ability to extract bitumen from the asphalt mix, these benefits make ATR HI-FLASH one of the best 1-bromopropane replacements for asphalt companies that are concerned about the health of their workforce and the impact of the asphalt extraction process on the environment. If your asphalt company is in the market for 1-bromopropane replacements, using ATR HI-FLASH as a drop in replacement is an excellent option.

Contact Ecolink Today
For the safety of your workers, the preservation of environment, and the ability of your company to perform large-scale asphalt extraction in light of the EPA’s inclusion of 1-bromopropane on the NTP’s TRI list, now is the time to identify 1-bromopropane replacements. Ecolink can satisfy your search in short order by supplying one the best replacements on the market: ATR HI-FLASH.

Don’t risk the health of workers, the preservation of the environment, or put your company at risk for government fines due to non-compliance with the EPA’s ruling on 1-bromopropane. Instead, let us provide you with a safer, highly effective solution for the asphalt extraction process: ATR HI-FLASH.

For more information about the solution, see the ATR HI-FLASH product page on our website. You can also receive information by calling us at (800) 563-1305, or filling out the contact form on our website.