From: Asad Chaghtai <Chaghtai**At_Symbol_Here**TEMPLE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Quick question for the group
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:49:18 +0000
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We at our University, did some Hexane/ethyl acetate recycling successfully wasn’t able to get a complete separation (due to azeotrope) and limitations of distillation column, but it was used in that ratio’s by PI’s. We still have acetone, alcohol and other items successfully done. DEQ, had no issues doing it, rather they were complimentary of our program. If interested, Jake I can share with you.





From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Russ Phifer
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Quick question for the group


Jake – you should be able to distill and reuse the hexane and ethyl acetate. The boiling points are significantly different (68C and 77C) so they’ll come off separately. This is NOT illegal treatment, but the waste must be managed as hazardous UNTIL it has been reclaimed. As a large generator, you will need to run a batch at least once every 90 days. Anything that isn’t reclaimed will still be regulated as hazardous waste, including your still bottoms.



Russ Phifer

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Jake Hernandez
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 5:53 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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