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Texas Christian University

Year Submitted: 2013

Process: Laboratory

Industry: Colleges and Universities

Location: Fort. Worth TX

Contact: Jonathan Brown

Phone: 817-257-7220


The chemistry labs at TCU used to generate about 10-12 bottles of high-haz waste chemicals per year. The chemistry department staff figured out a way to use chemical reactions to break down these potentially explosive compounds into more stable ones. Now there are only maybe two or three of these dangerous bottles of chemicals to handle each year. These high-haz chemicals pose a significant safety risk. To open the bottles people have to basically wear a bomb suit and take them outside away from buildings. Disposal of these hazardous materials can easily cost $3,000 to $5,000 per mason-jar-sized bottle.

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  • Total Cost Savings: $24,000.00
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Details of Reductions

  • 35.0 - lbs of   Acutely hazardous waste

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