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Explosive waste

Explosive waste has to be handled with special attention and care. Explosive compounds cannot be disposed as hazardous waste, they have to be destructed.

Those who work with chemical compounds that could potentially be explosive, either by purchase or by storage over time, are to show special attention to these chemicals.

One must try to find replacements when possible, according to the substitution obligation. If a new potentially explosive substance must be purchased, purchase a minimum quantity. Regularly inspect the compounds, investigative substances for water content and age each quarter. The potentially explosive substances should be disposed as hazardous waste where possible and before they are a significant safety problem.

To avoid problems due to potentially explosive chemicals one must follow the routines for handling peroxide forming chemicals and compounds that are explosive when purchased.

Disposal of peroxide forming chemicals

Disposal of peroxide forming chemicals
Peroxide forming chemicals is to be tested before possible use and disposal. If the test is positive with respect to the peroxide formed one must determine the concentration before one can decide on what to do:

  • Concentration less than 400 ppm (mg /l): Substance may be used if one removes the peroxide first. Substance concentration exceeded 400 ppm peroxide can be shipped as hazardous waste if one does not wish to remove the peroxide, see below).
  • Concentration between 400-3000 ppm (mg /l): The substance may be disposed as hazardous waste.

Chemicals containing a maximum of 0.3% peroxide - corresponding to 3000 ppm, may be shipped. ADR bestemminga kap. 2.2.3.2.1, page 181 (Norwegian only)

Disposal of compounds that are explosive when purchased

Disposal of compounds that are explosive when purchased
 

User should contact the person responsible(NO) for the waste room, and together they have to fill out the declaration form. Explosive compounds can be delivered to Indus Chemical Technical Factory. Person responsible for the waste room has to place an order in “Lydia” in the same way as with hazardous waste. For questions please contact the HSE-section.