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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:21 AM

Hi all..

Can anyone tell me how to discard acrylamide gels presuming i dont have a government run service tat will collect all harardous waste from my lab!!!

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:33 AM

We collect the polymerized acrylamide gel in a plastik flask and dispose it with the normal lab disposal. If the acrylamide is polimerized it shouldn't be hazardous.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:05 AM

we throw polymerized acrylamide gels into the regular garbage. there is no need to pay extra to remove them from the lab.

and, yes, we are heavily regulated and this is appropriate.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:15 PM

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:43 AM

What about incinerate the gel ? is it safe?
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:13 AM

http://www.inchem.or...ionNumber:4.7.2

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:46 AM

http://www.inchem.or...ionNumber:4.7.2

might be useful!!!


the link is educational but it is about the acrylamide monomer. once polymerized the polyacrylamide is non-toxic.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:45 AM

What about incinerate the gel ? is it safe?


This I won't do in a lab..only in a kind of furnace. The polyacrylamide contains nitrogen and to incinerate it with lab equipment (e.g. bunsen burner) will produce a whole zoo of chemicals, as well toxic (such as nitrogen oxides) as non-toxic (if it works perfect only CO2 and water)...

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:32 PM

What about incinerate the gel ? is it safe?


This I won't do in a lab..only in a kind of furnace. The polyacrylamide contains nitrogen and to incinerate it with lab equipment (e.g. bunsen burner) will produce a whole zoo of chemicals, as well toxic (such as nitrogen oxides) as non-toxic (if it works perfect only CO2 and water)...


I see, this is because we discard into incineration bins which will be incinerated by our university hired company. I Not sure how they burn it, but i hope the gas will not be simply release into the air and then pollute the environment.
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:09 AM

I see, this is because we discard into incineration bins which will be incinerated by our university hired company. I Not sure how they burn it, but i hope the gas will not be simply release into the air and then pollute the environment.


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Posted 23 October 2009 - 12:45 PM

If one remembers that almost every normal fume hood delivers the polluted air just in the air some meters above the roof... :D

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