Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Waste minimization during lab procedure
Much literature alludes to reducing hazardous waste generation from a chemical procedure by including a step or steps within the procedure to accomplish the reduction of "end-of-the-pipe" hazardous waste. Can anyone provide me with an experimental or instructional protocol that serves as an example of this concept?
A document from Battelle mentioned neutralization, separation, fixation, oxidation, precipitation, degradation and ion exchange.
I'm looking for examples of laboratory procedures into which these or other steps are incorporated specifically to reduce waste/hazardous waste generation. I'd especially like to see examples of things other than neutralization.
Ralph North, CHMM
University of Wisconsin System
Office of Risk Management
780 Regent St.
Madison, WI 53715-2635
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