From: "Ashbrook, Peter C" <peteash**At_Symbol_Here**ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Quick question for the group
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:14:52 +0000
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I don’t know if fractional distillation would work, but it would likely be prohibitively expensive and there are safety concerns as well. My recommendation would be to first see if you can reduce the amounts generated, then dispose of the generated wastes by fuel blending.


Peter Ashbrook, Director

Division of Research Safety

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Jake Hernandez
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 4:53 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Quick question for the group



Our university just recently became a large quantity waste generator. We have been trying to find ways to reduce/reuse/recycle. One of our largest wastes is from the organic chemists. The waste in question is hexane/ethyl acetate. Has anyone heard of a way to separate these two and reuse them?


Thank you,


Jake Hernandez

Safety Specilaist 2

Lab Safety Division

(210)458-5807 voice

(210)336-9509 cell




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