RE: formalin recycling

From:Vinnie Della Speranza <>

not specifically addressing the questions I've posed. checked.
recent discussion focused more on xylene/alcohol recycling (been there, done that). most relevant information in histonet archives dates back to 9/99.
for those uninterested in the topic or bored of repeats please use your delete button.
I would like to assess how much effort is required to get recycled formalin back into use. would appreciate hearing from those who are doing this daily.

>>> Mass Histology Service <> 06/05/01 04:31PM >>>
That was quite an active topic on this list just in the last two weeks.


James E. Staruk, HT(ASCP)
Mass Histology Service 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Vinnie Della Speranza [] 
>Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 11:50 AM
>Subject: formalin recycling
> I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has experience with 
>formalin (formaldehyde ) recycling.
>I would like to learn what available instrumentation is the most 
>reliable and convenient to use , as well as how much effort is 
>needed to re-dilute and buffer the reclaimed product, in order to 
>decide if formalin recycling is a viable option for us. if anyone 
>has had particularly bad experiences with formalin recycling or a 
>particular instrument, please share off list if you are not 
>comfortable doing so publicly.
>Vinnie Della Speranza
>Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
>Medical University of South Carolina
>165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
>Charleston, SC 29425
>Ph: 843-792-6353
>fax: 843-792-8974

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