University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (4): 41-45.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201710001

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Thinking on the Problems of Chemical Waste Disposal in College Laboratories

Xuanfeng XU1,Weihong LI1,*(),Lei BIAN1,Ling GUAN1,Enjing LI2,Qihan ZHANG1   

  1. 1 National Demonstration Center for Experimental Chemistry Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
    2 Department of Laboratory and Equipment Management, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
  • Received:2017-10-11 Published:2018-04-08
  • Contact: Weihong LI


Several laws and management strategies related to chemical disposal in China were introduced. Houston University was employed as an example of American university to illustrate chemical disposal system including laws, institutions, management and responsibility in the United States. "3R" (Recycle, Reduce and Reuse) green chemistry rules were demonstrated using four student experiments published in Journal of Chemical Education, ACS in 2010 and 2011. Some management methods of Peking University were presented here to illustrate the disposition of chemical waste in domestic Chinese college laboratories.

Key words: University laboratory, Chemical waste, Safety management


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