Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:13:10 -0400
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From: "Bell,Martin" <mwb32**At_Symbol_Here**DREXEL.EDU>
Subject: Re: Peroxide Question
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The cost can range from $3000 to $10,000. It really depends on the number of peroxide formers that need to be deactivated. 

Martin Bell, CSP CHMM

Drexel University
Environmental Health and Safety

T 215-895-5892
F 215-895-5926
C 215-778-4278

On Sep 22, 2010, at 5:14 AM, "James Saccardo" <James.Saccardo**At_Symbol_Here**CSI.CUNY.EDU> wrote:

What is the cost of these hazard deactivation specialist vs. local law enforcement bomb squad?

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Hmmm. These people really sound useful in the art and theater shops where we find ancient MEK-P and related resin catalysts.  Where do we find these high hazard deactivation specialists?  Monona

In a message dated 9/21/2010 9:10:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, mwb32**At_Symbol_Here**DREXEL.EDU writes:

We utilize a high hazard deactivation specialist to deactivate peroxide containing materials. The specialist utilizes a hydraulic remote opening device to open expired peroxide forming chemicals. Once the container is open the material is deactivated using ferrous salts, amines, aqueous sodium metabisulfite and stannous chloride, and sodium hydroxide. The deactivation material will depend on the type of peroxide former. Our hazardous waste hauler accepts the material once it is deactivated.   

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