Chemical waste

Waste responsible

Definition:

All chemical waste is to be taken to the waste room in Building 1515.

Standard waste is to be deposited on the assigned places in the room.

Standard waste: B2, C1, X1, X3, X7, H4. See below waste labels.

Waste (apart from standard waste) must be taken to the waste room marked with a note, and the person responsible for waste handling must be notified by e-mail.

Function:

All chemical waste from Dept. of Chemistry is to be scrapped in this room. Thus, it is very important that the safety guidelines are followed in order to comply with safety conditions.     

Application:

 

Silica gel, TLC plates and chemical residues are to be collected in a closed container with a lid.

Waste (liquid or solid) containing mercury (waste group K) or reactive substances (waste group O) must be deposited separately. Contact the waste responsible at Dept. of Chemistry.

  • Liquid waste is to be collected in 5 L. UN approved canisters which are to be placed in the fume hoods. Be very careful when pouring together liquid waste and comply with the Incompatibility List:  Uforligelighedslisten
  • Never put solid waste in the canisters.
  • Canisters are to be filled only 90 %
  • The filled waste canisters are to be placed in the barrel meant for canisters, placed in the waste room (Building 1515).

Responsible for subsequent packaging, labeling of containers, filling-in of declarations, decision in case of doubt and shipment to Kommunekemi: Jonas Rask Christensen, Dept. of Chemistry.


Help us keep the room tidy!

Waste canisters, correctly labeled, are to be placed in the matching barrels.

In case all barrels are full, immediately contact the person responsible for waste handling.

NEVER place waste canisters randomly or on the floor.

Questions? Contact Jonas Rask Christensen, cell phone: 9352 2045

FAQ/Typical errors:

Liquid waste

  • Liquid waste is collected in 5 L UN approved containers which must be placed in fume hoods. Be careful when blending liquid waste. See the Incompatibility list 
  • Solid waste may no longer be collected in the containers
  • The containers must be filled only 90 percent
  • The filled waste containers must be placed in the barrel for containers which is in the waste room (building 1515)

Packing, labelling of containers, filling declarations, decision of questionable matters and shipping are taken care of by Karl Georgsen, Department of Chemistry.

WASTE CATEGORIES

Department of Chemistry has for more than 20 years collected, declared and shipped chemical waste to NORD's treatment plant in Nyborg. NORD has a great number of different waste categories, however, the shipping only includes the main categories mentioned below:

Waste category B - waste fraction 2.12.

ORGANIC SOLVENTS WITH HALOGEN

Waste category H - waste fraction 3.11.

ORGANIC SOLVENTS WITHOUT HALOGEN

Waste category H - waste fraction 3.13.

WASTE CONTAINING ACETONITRILE

Waste category H - waste fraction unknown

OIL WASTE FROM PUMPS ETC.

Waste category H - waste fraction 5.14.

SILICA GEL

Waste category X - waste fraction 4.18.

ACID WASTE 1 (INORGANIC)

ACIDIC AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS CONTAINING HYDROCHLORIC ACID, SULFURIC ACID OR PHOSPHORIC ACID

Waste category K - waste fraction 4.52.

HEAVY LIQUID METALS

LIQUID NITRATE CONTAINING COPPER, LEAD, ZINC, SILVER, MERCURY, CADMIUM, PALLADIUM

Waste category Z. Solid chemical waste 

Solid chemical waste from laboratories and research and development divisions. Solid waste from syntheses and waste from the clean-up of old stores. Contact the responsible for waste, Department of Chemistry

Waste category Z. Liquid chemical waste 

Liquid chemical waste from laboratories and research and development divisions. Liquid waste from syntheses and waste from the clean-up of old stores. Contact the responsible for waste at Department of Chemistry

Waste category K - waste fraction 4.52.

Mercury waste containing metallic mercury from thermometers and the like. Contact the responsible for waste Karl Georgsen, Department of Chemistry

In doubt?

Contact the responsible for waste at Department of Chemistry

Waste responsible

Safety Manager

Peter Hald

Safety Manager Department of Chemistry
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