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Sulfuric Acid Reporting
Back in 2005, you responded to a question regarding the reporting of sulfuric acid in lead/acid batteries for SARA 302/311/312 reporting. You had estimated that sulfuric acid would be about 18% of the weight of the battery. Is this still a good esti...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2010
Industrial Storm Water Runoff
The other day during our annual inspection by the sewer district, they expressed concern over our "boneyard" behind the plant where we store used equipment, tanks, and scrap building materials, mainly metals. The inspectors then finished their typi...
Ask an Expert Published: 3/1/2009
Flouride Removal
Any recommendations on how we can easily remove fluoride without major modifications to our pretreatment system?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2009
Protection from Hex Chrome
OSHA’s relatively new hexavalent chromium standard remains somewhat confusing when trying to implement at our plant. Could you provide some insight on how to obtain compliance?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2009
ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT FOR LEASED BUILDING
Q: We are consolidating several plants into one location in order to improve our efficiencies and better serve our customers.
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2008
NON-HAZARDOUS FILTER PRESS CAKE
Is it your understanding that filter press cake from a zinc or zinc cobalt plating line that uses trivelant chromates would be considered non-hazardous, and, therefore, could be disposed into our local sanitary landfill?
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2008
Lowering Wastestream pH
Is there a way to lower the pH of this highly alkaline wastestream without generating the NO2 ?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2008
Preparing for Inspection
I have looked over our hazardous waste procedures and recordkeeping, and they look OK. Do you have any additional advice for us regarding this impending inspection?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2008
NITRATE TOXIC RELEASE REPORTING
We use a significant amount of nitric acid, and I know nitric acid contains the nitrate ion. I checked past Form R reports, and we have been reporting nitric acid. I am concerned because I cannot find any backup calculations or explanations on where...
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2008
PAINT BOOTH FILTER FOR VOCS?
Recently, a sales representative told us that his company’s fiberglass paint booth filters reduce the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) going up the stack by up to 75%. He claims that we could use a higher- VOC coating that’s less expensiv...
Ask an Expert Published: 5/1/2008

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