Phosphorus, Elemental (alias of 1381)

CAS RN:7723-14-0

Disposal Methods

Generators of waste (equal to or greater than 100 kg/mo) containing this contaminant, EPA hazardous waste number D003, must conform with USEPA regulations in storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste.

Phosphorus (white or yellow) is a waste chemical stream constituent which may be subjected to ultimate disposal by controlled incineration.

Cover with wet sand, shovel into bucket and remove to safe, open, isolated area where the phosphorus can be burnt off under supervision after drying out. Small spillages of phosphorus can be burnt off in a fume cupboard. Recommendable methods: Incineration & open burning. Not recommendable method: Landfill. Peer-review: Spontaneously flammable if dry. Mix with wet earth, allow to dry, ignite at a remote place. (Peer-review conclusions of an IRPTC expert consultation (May 1985))

White and yellow phosphorus is a waste chemical stream constituent which may be subjected to ultimate disposal by controlled incineration. Controlled incineration followed by alkaline scrubbing and particulate removal equipment.

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