|From:||Connie McManus <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
I am with a university and we have our own environmental health and safety
dept. that comes around to pick up hasmats. I dispose of all ETOH,
isoprop, methanol, acetone, etc. together in one container (labeled with
the contents and approximate % of each alcohol in the total volume). I
understand this waste is then taken elsewhere to be burned as fuel. Sooooo,
I keep xylenes and histoclear in one container, with the alcohols and
acetone separate. If I dump any alcohol down the drain, it is in very
small quantities that can be diluted quickly with running tap water.
I am thinking seriously about getting one of those recyling systems. Who
makes them? I've seen them advertised, but now that I want one, I can't
seem to find the ads (figures).
At 05:25 PM 5/20/01 -0400, WWmn916@aol.com wrote:
> This is perhaps a very simple question....but what do other labs do with
>their 95% alcohols? I know recycling is what happens most. Does anyone
>if it is okay, or outrageous to dispose of 95% alcohols down the sink when
>there is too much to recycle? I read in some literature that putting 95%
>alcohol down the drain was okay, but with large amounts of water. How much
>95% is okay for sink disposal?
Veterinary Diagnostics Lab
Utah State University
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