Unreviewed P2 Options
Laboratory - Hospitals Process
Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.
Unreviewed Options for Laboratory - Hospitals
Following are a list of options that have been submitted by users of the pollution prevention planner. They have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists.
These options are presented so you can see what people in facilities are considering. As with any option (reviewed or unreviewed) you will have to adapt it to your facility.
Anasthetic Equipment Monitoring
Reduce waste gases by using low-leakage anesthetic equipment and performing daily leak testing.|
Reduce Xylene and Mercury
|Eliminate all mercury containing products. Recycle, by distillation most of the xylene used in Histology|
Substitute for Xylene, Recycle Xylene
|Where possible substitute a non toxic material for xylene and recycle xylene where not possible|
|Replace mercury thermometers with mercury substitute|
Substitution of flammable chemicals
|Replace flammable solvents where possible|
|Reduce hazardous waste through stricter waste identification and segregation of hazardous from non-hazardous waste|
MARKET SOLVENTS AS A PRODUCT
|Feasability study planned to investigate possibility of marketing alcohols/xylene as a product.|
|Where possible substitute a non toxic material for xylene|
Flammable solvent substitution
|Replace flammable solvents where technically feasible.|