RE: Recycled Xylene Odor

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From:"Kellar, Eric" <kellarec@MSX.UPMC.EDU> (by way of histonet)
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To neutralize the methenamine odor, I add 2 drops of glacial acetic acid to
2 gallons of decanted recycled xylene.
Your xylene will smell like xylene again.

Eric Kellar
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
	From:  Colin Henderson []
	Sent:  Friday, October 16, 1998 5:18 PM
	Subject:  Recycled Xylene Odor

	Our recycled xylene has a "methenamine" odor (also
	described as distilled tissue smell and fishy).

	My question is:  are there any deodorizers available
	which will take out this smell so that xylene smells
	like xylene?

	I would like to hear from histotechs and vendors.

	Colin Henderson
	St. Joseph's Health Centre
	London, Ontario, Canada

	(519) 646-6100 x 5923

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