Cyanogen

CAS RN:460-19-5

Disposal Methods

Generators of waste (equal to or greater than 100 kg/mo) containing this contaminant, EPA hazardous waste number D003 and P031, must conform with USEPA regulations in storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste.
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.
Seal cylinder and return to supplier. Where the leak cannot be sealed, wear self-contained breathing apparatus and transport the cylinder to a fume hood. Attach a regulator to the cylinder and a piece of flexible rubber hose to the regulator. Dip the hose into a solution of sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite. When the cylinder is empty, allow the basic solution to stand for 24 hours, then wash into the drain with at least 50 times its volume of water.
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