Thermite reaction: Last term we tried to run the thermite reaction, however I was unable to light the reaction mixture using either sparklers or magnesium ribbon.
Storage of batteries: How do I store small batteries, including button cell batteries, safely?
Biological preserved specimens: What are the rules for storing and/or disposing of biological preserved specimens?
Disposing of wire gauze mats with ceramic centres: I have some of these and have checked with the supplier in relation to the possiblity of containing Tremolite.
Chemical waste and septic systems: I have been working in the education department for the last eight years, and have recently started working one day a week in a small school.
Risk assessment (thiosulfate): Do you have a RA for the reaction of 0.1M sodium thiosulfate with 2M hydrochloric acid, especially the cleaning up and disposal.
Disposal of empty helium cylinders: From browsing Google, there seems to be a lot of confusion on how to dispose of empty helium gas cylinders.
Disposal of silver nitrate solid: I have collected silver nitrate solution in a winchester and decanted it off, ready to evaporate the solution, so that I am left with just the solid waste.
Mercury Thermometers: how do we dispose of mercury thermometers?
Potassium permanganate: I would like to know how to dispose of potassium permanganate 0.02M solution. The MSDS states it is not a hazard but that it must not be put down the drain.