From: "Hakkinen, Pertti (NIH/NLM) [E]" <hakkinenp**At_Symbol_Here**MAIL.NLM.NIH.GOV>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Waste minimization during lab procedure
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:55:47 +0000
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Dear  ACS DCHAS Listserv members:
The  U.S. National Library of Medicine’s “Laboratory Safety” Enviro-Health Links Web page  has a section on  “Laboratory Waste Management.” If interested, please see:
Here’s what we have in that section (the Web page provides Web links to the documents):
Bert  Hakkinen
Pertti (Bert) J. Hakkinen, Ph.D.
Acting Head, Office of Clinical Toxicology
Specialized Information Services
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Bethesda, MD USA
From: k. leigh adams [mailto:k.leigh.adams.865**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Waste minimization during lab procedure
Hello Ralph,
     I will send you selections from our Laboratory SOP where I have initiated such procedures if you like..
     The financial, legal and ethical benefits from neutralization far out weighs any down side.
On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Rortvedt deZero <rortvedt**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:


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
Environmental Specialist
University of Wisconsin System
Office of Risk Management
780 Regent St.
Madison, WI 53715-2635
(608) 263-4419

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