Acrylic acid

CAS RN: 79-10-7

Disposal Methods

Generators of waste (equal to or greater than 100 kg/mo) containing this contaminant, EPA hazardous waste number U008, 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.
Burn in approved incinerator. Recommendable methods: Incineration. Not recommendable methods: Landfill and evaporation. Peer-review: Small amounts: Dissolve in large amounts of water and wash down sewer. (Peer-review conclusions of an IRPTC expert consultation (May 1985))
Acrylic acid is a waste chemical stream constituent which may be subjected to ultimate disposal by controlled incineration.
Good candidate for liquid injection incineration, with 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, with a temperature range of 820 to 1,600 deg C and a residence time of seconds. Also, it is a good candidate for fluidized bed incineration, with a temperature range of 450 to 980 deg C and a residence time of seconds.
The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for acrylic acid: Concentration process: Biological treatment.
The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for acrylic acid: Concentration process: Activated carbon.
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.
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