Acrolein

CAS RN: 107-02-8

Disposal Methods

Generators of waste (equal to or greater than 100 kg/mo) containing this contaminant, EPA hazardous waste number P003, must conform with USEPA regulations in storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste.
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.
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.
Consult with environmental regulatory agencies for guidance on acceptable disposal practices. Generators of waste containing this contaminant (>/= 100 kg/mo) must confirm with EPA regulations governing storage, transportation, treatment, and waste disposal. Incineration. Conditions are 816 deg C, 0.5 s minimum for primary combustion; 1093 deg C, 1.0 s for secondary combustion.
Aqueous wastes with low concn of acrolein are usually neutralized with sodium hydroxide and fed to a sewage treatment plant for biological secondary treatment. Concentrated wastes are reprocessed whenever possible or burned in special waste incinerators. Recommendable methods: Neutralization, incineration. Not recommendable methods: Discharge to sewer, landfill. Peer-review: Old acrolein may be explosive as a result of very fast self-polymerization reaction. Handle with care. Dissolve in water, add excess 10% sodium bisulfate soln. ... (Peer-review conclusions of an IRPTC expert consultation (May 1985))
Incineration: Dissolve in a combustible solvent, then spray the soln into the furnace with afterburner.
Acrolein is a waste chemical stream constituent which may be subject to ultimate disposal by controlled incineration. (1500 deg F, 0.5 sec minimum for primary combustion; 2000 deg F, 1.0 sec for secondary combustion)
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.
Group I Containers: Combustible containers from organic or metallo-organic pesticides (except organic mercury, lead, cadmium, or arsenic compounds) should be disposed of in pesticide incinerators or in specified landfill sites. /Organic or metallo-organic pesticides/
Group II Containers: Non-combustible containers from organic or metallo-organic pesticides (except organic mercury, lead, cadmium, or arsenic compounds) must first be triple-rinsed. Containers that are in good condition may be returned to the manufacturer or formulator of the pesticide product, or to a drum reconditioner for reuse with the same type of pesticide product, if such reuse is legal under Department of Transportation regulations (eg 49 CFR 173.28). Containers that are not to be reused should be punctured ... and transported to a scrap metal facility for recycling, disposal or burial in a designated landfill. /Organic or metallo-organic pesticides/
The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for acrolein: Biological treatment.
The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for acrolein: Activated carbon.
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