Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory

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Wiley, May 9, 2012 - 800 pages
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The book describes practical procedures for the destruction ofhazardous chemicals and biological agents in the laboratory inwhich they are used. The book is a continuation and expansion of“Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory.”It follows the same general approach as the first and secondeditions but includes a number of new chapters including one onusing advanced oxidation techniques as a general means of degradingchemicals. All the monographs from the second edition areincorporated in this volume and are revised and extended asnecessary.  A number of new monographs describing proceduresfor the destruction of hazardous chemicals have also been added.

The destruction of many pharmaceuticals is also described inthis book. This subject has become of increasing importancewith recent reports of the detection of pharmaceuticals in thewater supply. Finally a new addition is the chapter “GeneralMethods for the Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in theLaboratory.” This chapter describes recent advanced oxidationmethods that should be generally applicable to all organiccompounds.  The methods use commonly available laboratoryequipment and reagents.

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About the author (2012)

George Lunn, PhD, has been working as a review chemist for the FDA's Office of New Drug Quality Assessment since 1996. Previously, he was a senior research scientist in the Environmental Control and Research Program at the NCI-Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center. He has written nine books and over sixty papers and review articles.

Eric B. Sansone, PhD, was the director of the Environmental Control and Research Program at the NCI-Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center until his retirement. He has also worked as a consultant in industrial hygiene and air pollution control for a widely diversified group of industries, law firms, universities, and governmental agencies. He has published many articles on the assessment of risk in cancer research.

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