Crude Oil

Disposal Methods

SRP: The most favorable course of action is to use an alternative chemical product with less inherent propensity for occupational harm/injury/toxicity or environmental contamination. Recycle any unused portion of the material for its approved use or return it to the manufacturer or supplier. Ultimate disposal of the chemical must consider: the material's impact on air quality; potential migration in soil or water; effects on animal and plant life; and conformance with environmental and public health regulations.

Incineration is a primary method of disposal for wastes containing TPH (total petroleum hydrocarbons). Oil spills are frequently captured and treated using various absorbents (e.g., straw, polyurethane foam, activated carbon, peat), gelling agents, dispersants, and mechanical systems. Biodegradation also has been used to treat contaminated soil.

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