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[*] posted on 20-8-2018 at 13:05


What?? That's ridiculous. Do you know how much ammonia goes down the drain?



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[*] posted on 20-8-2018 at 13:12


Bear in mind guys in most developed countries sewage-water recycling facilities do test their water in both ends. So , it ain't too wise flushing heavy metals down in the toilet. In many cases they can /want to identify the source.

Local hazardous waste facility is the best bet.

If the solution is water based just let the water evaporate until you have cc. solution of heavy metals or just the salts themselfs , dispose them as paint leftover in a can .

It won't be cheap also involves some paper work in most case . This way one can make sure his/her waste is managed properly. If one wants anonymus solution for waste management has to find other ways.
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[*] posted on 20-8-2018 at 13:47


The ScienceMadness Wiki has a page covering this topic:

http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Proper_dispos...




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[*] posted on 20-8-2018 at 14:09


After reviewing the wiki page, my advice is this:

If you are disposing of anhydrous ammonia as an amateur, follow the wiki's suggestions on how to dispose of it. Do not pour anhydrous ammonia down the drain.

If you are disposing of anhydrous ammonia in quantities that are subject to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, follow the local site plan.

If you are an amateur and disposing of reasonable quantities of ammonia solutions in concentrations of less than 30%, feel free to pour them down the drain.

Oh and copper salts really aren't supposed to be poured down the drain.




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