Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)
Treatment and identification of existence unlabeled disposed waste chemicals
Author(s): Hadi S Al-Lami, Mohammed J Al-Assadi, Whidad S Hanoosh, Faris JM Al-Imarah, Ali H Ametghy
Abstract: A sum of tens of unidentified non labeled disposed waste chemical materials were collected from different colleges and scientific centers within Basrah University and stored in safe place prepared for this purpose. They all were assigned as waste and separated into solids and liquids, organic or inorganic materials, hazardous as ignitable, corrosive, reactive, oxidizer, flammable, toxic and radioactive hazardous materials or nonhazardous materials. Those classified as inorganic compounds were treated with acid-base reagents for the identification of their basic cations and anions, while those which classified as organic compounds were identified by spectroscopic techniques. Hazardous disposed waste materials were treated separately in order to turn out to be perfectly harmless chemicals that could be disposed of as ordinary waste, or moderately hazardous chemicals that can be easily treated to render them non-hazardous.