Checklist: Collect and dispose of hazardous laboratory waste safely
Many laboratories work with hazardous substances. Accordingly, waste with hazardous ingredients is produced, which must be collected and disposed of properly. Our checklist shows you 10 important requirements to be observed when handling hazardous laboratory waste.
Laboratory supplies: Working safely in the laboratory
Laboratories work with a wide variety of hazardous substances in many different ways. Having the right combination of safety measures can effectively reduce hazards. DENIOS offers you an extensive product range for laboratory safety that gives you the highest levels of safety and protection.
The 7 biggest mistakes when emptying spill pallets
It is not uncommon for liquids to leak and this can happen at any time. But what then? How does the liquid get out of the tray? This is not as trivial as it sounds: when emptying drip pans, serious mistakes can happen. Here you can find out what you should never do under any circumstances - and how to do it correctly.
Time and again we hear about oil spills on the water. In the general public, it is mainly the very large catastrophes that gain sad notoriety, but even on a supposedly small scale, oil spills can have catastrophic effects if they get into local waters. But how can companies take precautions? We answer the most important questions.
Small leaks or spills are more than housekeeping issues; they are a liability. And sorbents are an effective way to quickly contain and clean-up these accidents before they become problems.
Typically made of polypropylene, sorbents are commonly offered for three different groups.
Universal for both water-based and oil-based chemicals
Oil-Only for use on water to absorb floating hydrocarbons
HazMat for aggressive, caustic chemicals
DENSORB Sorbents are characterized by their highly absorbent properties. In the recent past, sorbents have been viewed by the marketplace as commodity item; with each performing at about the same level as the other. But as manufacturing techniques have evolved higher quality sorbents- like Fine Fiber Sorbents- have been developed.
Fine Fiber Sorbents, as opposed to standard coarse fiber sorbents, are a tightly woven net of eight layers of sorbent material. The resulting product is a superior performing sorbent in the critical areas of durability, absorption, and chemical retention. Fine Fiber Sorbents resist ripping and tearing, will absorb upwards to 16 times their weight, and will do this with little or no leakage.
DENIOS DENSORB Fine Fiber Sorbents also come pre-packed in Emergency Spill Kits. These kits come in a variety of spill capacities and feature a mix of sorbent products- all designed to help you react quickly, efficiently, and effectively to spills ranging from a few ounces to many gallons.
Fine Fiber Sorbents
Oil absorbents: As the name suggests, these absorbents are for hydrocarbon-based liquids such as petrol, diesel and lubricants. Oil absorbents do not filter or demulsify a solution. They do not absorb water but you can apply them in or to water with ease. This type of absorbent is available as DENSORB Absorbent Granules, which absorb oil spillage.
Universal absorbents: Universal absorbents such as DENSORB Absorbent Rolls are ideal for absorbing cooling, solvents, emulsions and non-corrosive liquids and chemicals. Some of these absorbents contain cellulose, which means that they will react when they come into contact with oxidizing or corrosive liquids. Therefore, it is important that you check the composition and not use certain products with liquid chemicals that can react with the absorbent material.
Special absorbents: DENIOS also has special absorbents designed for corrosive liquid chemicals such as acids and alkali. For example, you can use DENSORB Absorbent Socks in circumstances when the liquid is unknown and you fear that it is aggressive in nature.