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ID (ISN) del documento58743
Número CIS 92-1647
ISSN - Título de la serie 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Linins I., Klein R.C., Gershey E.L.
Título Management of mixed wastes from biomedical research
Información bibliográfica Sep. 1991, Vol.61, No.3, p.421-426. Illus. 10 ref.
Resumen Mixed radioactive and chemical wastes generated by biomedical research were characterised, and various treatment methods for reducing their volume were evaluated. These wastes consist primarily of organic solvents used in the extraction and purification of radiolabelled biomolecules that are contaminated with low levels of long-lived radionuclides. Rockefeller University's mixed wastes fall into three broad chemical categories: phenol/chloroform, acetonitrile/water, and mixtures of miscellaneous solvents such as carbon tetrachloride, benzene, and other hazardous chemicals. Most of these mixed wastes can be effectively rendered into non-radioactive chemical and aqueous radioactive waste, both of which can be disposed of in accordance with existing regulations. However, such treatment, if not done properly, presents potential occupational hazards from the direct handling of waste materials. Deregulation of certain mixed wastes would be the safest, most cost-effective, and practical method of handling the problem.
Descriptores (primarios) eliminación de desechos peligrosos; eliminación de desechos radioactivos; eliminación de desechos; disolventes orgánicos
Descriptores (secundarios) laboratorios; aspectos legales; cloroformo; fenoles; benceno; acetonitrilo; tetracloruro de carbono
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Química, hidrocarburos,plásticos, caucho
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Waste collection and disposal