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Offline canaanbowman

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Practical Question - Ethylene Glycol
« on: December 27, 2014, 01:50:50 PM »
I'm trying to find a way to break down antifreeze into a nontoxic substance. The antifreeze is ethylene glycol-based. I do not have a nearby location that will allow the disposal of the entifreeze. Is there some reaction that I can initiate that will break the ethylene glycol down?

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Re: Practical Question - Ethylene Glycol
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 06:02:20 PM »
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http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/antifree.htm
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Antifreeze is toxic to humans and animals. Waste antifreeze contains heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and chromium in high enough levels to potentially make it a regulated hazardous waste, so most states strictly regulate antifreeze disposal. Antifreeze generators and state and local programs should not dump spent antifreeze on land or discharge it into a sanitary sewer, storm drain, ditch, dry well, or septic system; dumping antifreeze can cause serious water quality problems and might harm people, pets, or wildlife.


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