The destruction of many pharmaceuticals is also described in this book. This subject has become of increasing importance with recent reports of the detection of pharmaceuticals in the water supply. Finally a new addition is the chapter “General Methods for the Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory.” This chapter describes recent advanced oxidation methods that should be generally applicable to all organic compounds. The methods use commonly available laboratory equipment and reagents.
Keywords: Chemical and Environmental Health and Safety, hazardous materials, oxidation techniques, advanced oxidation techniques, waste destruction, waste disposal, hazardous materials disposal, degrading chemicals, cleaner environment