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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Chemical Fume Hood Handbook [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses hood types, function and purpose, design, performance, inspection, and safe work practices.
Source: Northwestern University
Decontamination, Cleanup and Associated Issues with Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Materials
Abstract: Research report discusses various decontamination and cleanup technologies, including vaporous hydrogen peroxide systems.
Source: EPA, Office of Research and Development.
Environmental Performance Metrics for Daily Use in Synthetic Chemistry [PDF]
Abstract: Describes a software tool, the Environmental Assessment Tool For Organic Syntheses (EATOS) that enables simple quantitative approach to enable chemists to compare alternative chemical syntheses on the lab bench with respect to their resource usage and the
Source: Chemistry, A European Journal
Lab Waste Management Guidelines (Updated 2012) [PDF]
Abstract: These guidelines are geared for any type of lab (schools, research, clinical, biotech, analytical etc.) and some regulatory information pertains to King County, Washington, however, there are plenty of tips on waste reduction and safer alternatives.
Source: King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
Pollution Prevention Ideas for Labs
Abstract: reducing or eliminating chemical use and chemical Suggestions for research, academic, and analysis labs to reduce waste production; substitute less hazardous materials; conserve water or electricity; and other means of reducing environmental impact.
Source: Princeton University
Solvent Selection Table
Abstract: Rowan University worked with Bristol-Meyers Squibb to obtain and compare chemical and environmental properties of over 50 solvents commonly used in specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Source: Rowan University
Abstract: The current TRI toxic chemical list contains 581 individually listed chemicals and 30 chemical categories (including 3 delimited categories.
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