Proper disposal of chemicals is a problem Ive seen for many years in
our industry; brought up through many forums and no one has really
solid neutralization and disposal methods.
I have been working closely with a chemist to find proper methods of
disposal. Basically, even the harshest chemicals after neutralization
become salt and water.
In order to figure out what neutralizations are needed, I first need
to know what chemicals are broadly used in this industry. Please take
a look at the chemicals below and email this list orme directly any
additions that should be present.
Hopefully, with a well developed chart, this problem can be solved
and we can take a bite out of needless and lazy environment
Inorganic Electrolyte Solution
Sodium Acid sulfate
Copper, Acid salt of
Alumina, non fibrous
These chemicals were found in (in order; spaces indicate several
chemicals from the product):
Insta-Clean 16 oz.
Midas Bright Nickel Solution
Clean Earth Strip-Free 32 oz.
Midas Rhodium Pen Plating Solution
Rio Pickle; Sodium acid sulfate; Nitre cake; Sodium hydrogen
Rhodium Plating Solution, Midas
Midas Green Patina Solution
Boric Acid, aka orthoboric acid, aka boracic acid
Borax, aka sodium tetraborate, aka
Liquid Copper, aka Midas liquid copper
Red Rouge polishing compound
Finish seal laquer
White Rouge polishing compound
Vermont Gemological Laboratory