Toluene

CAS RN:108-88-3

Disposal Methods

Product: Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this material is highly flammable. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material; Contaminated packaging: Dispose of as unused product.

Generators of waste (equal to or greater than 100 kg/mo) containing this contaminant, EPA hazardous waste numbers U220, and F005 must conform with USEPA regulations in storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste.

Toluene is a waste chemical stream constituent which may be subjected to ultimate disposal by controlled incineration.

A good candidate for liquid injection incineration at a temperature range of 650 to 1,600 deg C and a residence time of 0.1 to 2 seconds. A good candidate for rotary kiln incineration at a temperature range of 820 to 1,600 deg C and residence times of seconds for liquids and gases, and hours for solids. A good candidate for fluidized bed incineration at a temperature range of 450 to 980 deg C and residence times of seconds for liquids and gases, and longer for solids.

Additional flammable solvent may be added to increase incineration efficiency. Following treatment at a spill site or waste management facility, the resultant sludge can be disposed of to a secure landfill.

Large quantities can be reclaimed or collected & atomized in suitable combustion chamber. Toluene should not be allowed to enter a confined space, such as sewer, because of possibility of explosion. ... Disposal methods: toluene may be disposed of by atomizing in suitable combustion chamber.

SRP: Wastewater from contaminant suppression, cleaning of protective clothing/equipment, or contaminated sites should be contained and evaluated for subject chemical or decomposition product concentrations. Concentrations shall be lower than applicable environmental discharge or disposal criteria. Alternatively, pretreatment and/or discharge to a permitted wastewater treatment facility is acceptable only after review by the governing authority and assurance that "pass through" violations will not occur. Due consideration shall be given to remediation worker exposure (inhalation, dermal and ingestion) as well as fate during treatment, transfer and disposal. If it is not practicable to manage the chemical in this fashion, it must be evaluated in accordance with EPA 40 CFR Part 261, specifically Subpart B, in order to determine the appropriate local, state and federal requirements for disposal.

The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for toluene: biological treatment.

The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for toluene: stripping.

The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for toluene: solvent extraction.

The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for toluene: activated carbon.

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