[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
Christiana Care Health Services
Occupational Safety Department, Office L840J
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
MSuhr at christianacare.org
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
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,
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