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Chemical Lifecycle Management

By Victor Belenchia, Clean Harbors |

Chemicals in production and laboratory environments alike have three distinct lifecycle phases: the first is procurement and inventory storage; the second is use in a manufacturing process or research program; and the third is post-use, including onsite handling, removal and beneficial reuse, recycle or disposal. A number of considerations including regulations, safety, material utilization efficiency, costs and sustainability govern all of the steps in this lifecycle. The challenge for laboratory and production managers is to balance these sometimes competing forces to create an effective process that meets the organization’s overall needs. Proper chemical handling during processing is typically emphasized in production facilities, but how to handle chemicals post-use is often given less attention. While this article examines the full chemical lifecycle, it focuses on this post-use phase.   Sustainable lifecycles Every laboratory and chemical processor must follow environmental, health and safety (EH&S) procedures and regulations. This is often a challenge, especially for smaller operations, since implementation frequently rests on individual managers, local teams and staff who have other primary responsibilities. Regardless…
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