RE: ?Formalin Neutralization Products

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From:"Nocito, Joseph" <joseph_nocito@srhc.iwhs.org>
To:"'Robert Santoianni'" <Robert_Santoianni@Emory.Org>, HistoNet@Pathology.swmed.edu
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Date:Sat, 24 Jul 1999 09:08:42 -0500
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Robert,
I have used the Sakura Neutralex for almost a year now.  I find it works
well.  One pack will neutrilize 8 liters of 10% NBF in about 15 minutes.
They provide you with a test kit to see how many ppm is left after the
required standing time.  Every time we have tested it, we were below 10 ppm.
No more waiting overnight to dispose of treated formalin

Joe Nocito, B.S., HT(ASCP)QIHC
Histology Supervisor
Christus Santa Rosa Hospitals
San Antonio, Texas 


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Robert Santoianni [SMTP:Robert_Santoianni@Emory.Org]
> Sent:	Friday, July 23, 1999 3:13 PM
> To:	HistoNet@Pathology.swmed.edu
> Subject:	?Formalin Neutralization Products
> 
> Histonetters,
> We have been recycling formalin for some time with great success.  The
> waste from the recycler contains 1% or less formaldehyde according to a
> simple assay we do as QA on the recycled product.  I am exploring the
> possibility of "neutralizing" this waste into something that doesn't
> have to be carted away at $5/gallon.  I'm familiar with Aldex, but I
> recently heard about a product from Sakura that works immediately with
> no standing time.  Your success stories and comments will be 
> appreciated.
> Bob Santoianni
> Emory University Hospital
> Atlanta, Georgia



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