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Solvent Waste

Solvent waste has a high risk potental.

  • You do not know the composition of the waste in the solvent waste cannister.
  • The solvent waste has a volume usually much higher than the size of your scientific reactions.

Therefore you will find here general hints only. It is on your own risk what to do in a specific situation.

The main thing is that it is organic

Be careful! Do not put the disposal concept of the institute at risk!

Collecting chemical waste is best done with chemical knowledge

If there is anything which could react you should want that it reacts IMMEDIATELY.

If it is too much you will run into trouble!

You did never ever want this to happen! In particular it's the fault of the others! But the situation needs an quick apropriate action!