Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:38:07 -0400
Reply-To: "Dr. Jay A. Young" <chemsafety**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
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From: "Dr. Jay A. Young" <chemsafety**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: Ideas on how to neutralize sodium amalgam for disposal
Comments: To: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>

Put the amalgam in 95% ethanol.  After the bubbling subsides, dispose of the waste NaOH (NaOC2H5) and Hg in the proper way.
Jay Young
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From: Debbie M. Decker
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Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 11:44 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Ideas on how to neutralize sodium amalgam for disposal

Excuse the cross-posting:

Anyone have a good idea on how to neutralize sodium amalgam before disposal?  This one=92s outside my expertise.




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