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UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Year Submitted: 2006

Process: Chemical Storage and Delivery

Industry: Medical Facility

Wastes Reduced: flammables, mercury, solvent (ethanol, xylene, and formalin)

Location: Houston TX

No. of employees: >250

Contact: Linda Lee

Phone: 713/792.3375


The Chemical Stores Program has been successful in reducing the amount of flammables stored in labs and in encouraging better hazardous materials management.  The ongoing laboratory inspection program also helps identify areas of potential waste reduction. Solvent redistillation is used to recycle ethanol, xylene, and formalin at the main campus in Houston.  The solvents are returned to the labs for reuse.

P2 Application:

Alcohol-based thermometers are distributed as replacements for mercury thermometers at no cost to the users. The Institution urges employees to substitute environmentally friendly solvents in place of more hazardous solvents when possible, and distributes information to users.

Details of Reductions

  • flammables stored in labs
  • mercury thermometers
    Comments: It cost $2,500 to replace the mercury thermometers with alcohol based thermometers.
  • 2,344.0 - Gallons of   hazardous solvents
    Comments: Volume of waste reduced due to solvent distillation.
  • ethanol
  • xylene
Source: WRPA

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