[Pharmwaste] discarding mix of ink and ethanol

Suhr, Marcus W. MSuhr at ChristianaCare.org
Thu Feb 12 07:31:01 EST 2009

If the solution is >24% alchohol, it is considered RCRA ignitable and is
regulated as a hazardous waste inside the United States.  You should
look at the MSDS for the ink also, but the ignitability is probably the
biggest concern.  A permitted hazardous waste vendor is the proper
method of disposal.  If it is mostly liquid, they will likely send it
for fuels-blended incineration.  


Marcus Suhr, ASP
Industrial Hygienist
Christiana Care Health Services
Occupational Safety Department, Office L840J
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
302-733-3787 (office) 
302-573-7662 (pager)
302-733-3771 (fax)
MSuhr at christianacare.org 

-----Original Message-----
From: Muath Daraghmeh [mailto:engmuath at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:55 AM
To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [Pharmwaste] discarding mix of ink and ethanol


Dear all,


Anyone please can help in how to safely discard the printing process
waste (ink dissolved in ethanol SDA 40).


I have  aluminum foil - printing process (this aluminum is a filling
material for the Tablet dosage form -products). 


After cleaning the printing machine, a waste of the cleaning solvent
"Ethyl Alcohol (SDA 40)" and ink residues is formed.


Can anyone please advice whether any environmental friendly
solution/idea to safely discard that waste (ink + ethanol mix).


Your help will be highly appreciated.


Thanks and Best Regards,


Muath Daraghmeh

Mobile: +972-599714211


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