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Appendix 2 EnRad chemical inventory


Table A2.1 EnRad Chemical Inventory as of February 2009

Lab

Chemical

Quantity avg

Chemical group

MSDS updated

Notes

19



















Aluminium Oxide

3 x 25 g

Current

Yes







Ammonia (28% Conc)

1 L

Current

Yes







Ascorbic Acid

1 x 1 kg, 1 x 500 g

Current

Yes

Dispose of most of this and prepare a more suitable container. Current containers have aged condsiderably. The product appears stable and continues to perform adequately in procedures.




Barium Chloride, dihydrate

4 x 500 g, 1 x 20 g

Current

Yes

Have approx 2 kg of this. Far over requirements. 1 kg is very aged and should be disposed of.




Calcium Phosphate

1 x 1 kg

Current




Used for preparation of attenuation standards for gamma spectrometry. Not currently used, but is quite stable and may be used in future.




Chloroform

4 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes

Test for Phosgene formation - dispose of excess and integrate into time-management framework.




Decon 90

5 L

Current

Yes







Diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA)

3 x 1 kg

Current

Yes







4-(Dimethylamino)benzaldehyde







Yes

For making a phosgene testing reagent.




Diphenylamine







Yes

For making a phosgene testing reagent.




BioRad 1x8-50 Ion Exchange Resin

2 x 500 g

Current

Yes

The MSDS is for the Dowex resin.




Ethanol

6 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes







Ferric Chloride, Anhydrous

1 x 500 g

Current

Yes

Stored in dessicator.




High Vacuum Grease, Technical

1 x 100 g

Current

Yes







Isopropanol

1 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes

Test for Peroxide formation - dispose of excess and integrate into time-management framework.




Lead Nitrate

1 x 500g, 1 x 250g

Current

Yes

Current stocks may be old or excessive, this should be assessed.




Manganese Chloride, Tetrahydrate

1 x 500 g

Current

Yes

Used occasionally for Manganese Dioxide precipitation.




Mercurisorb (Silver Nitrate)

1 x 100 g

Current

Yes

Part of the Mercury Spill Kit.




Millipore Cleaning tablets

1 x 100 g

Current

Yes

Used for autoclean function on Millipore pure water system.




Nitric Acid

3 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes







Lab

Chemical

Quantity avg

Chemical group

MSDS updated

Notes




Perchloric Acid (Concentrated)

1 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes

Volumes held are far in excess of those needed for EnRad. Recommended that smaller containers are sourced and that this chemical is placed within the time-management framework.




Phosphoric acid (85%)

1 x 1 L

Current

Yes

Used for New LSC method.




Sodium Hydroxide

1 x 500g, 1 x 1 kg

Current

Yes







Sodium Hydrogen Sulphate

1 x 500 g

Current

Yes







Sodium Sulphate (Anhydrous)

3 x 12 kg

Current

Yes







Sulfuric Acid

1 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes







Thymol Blue

< 5 g

Current

Yes

Very aged, but stable chemical in very low quantities - not recommended for disposal.




Tributyl Phosphate

500 mL

Current

Yes







Xylenes




Current

Yes




21



















Acetic Acid (Glacial)

3 x 500 mL

Current

Yes







Ammonium Persulfate

2 x 500 g

Honours

Yes

This chemical was purchased for digestion of EDTA as part of an Honours Project conducted by P.Medley. It has no current intended use. Most of the product is remaining.




Diethylammonium Diethyldithiocarbamate (DDTC)

3 x 25 g

Current

Yes







Gallay Clean N powder

1 x 5 kg

Current

Yes







Nitric Acid (70%)

2.5L

Current

Yes







Nitromethane

1 x 500 mL

Current

Yes

Used for preparation of quench standards for LSC.




Perchloric Acid (Concentrated)

100ml

Current

Yes







Potassium Permanganate

1 x 500 g

Current




Used for New LSC method.




Sulphuric Acid (98%)

1 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes




22+23



















Acetone

1 x 2.5 L




Yes

Check to find alternative storage.




Ammonia (28% Conc)

1 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes







Ethanol (96%)

1 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes







Hydrochloric Acid (32%)

1 x 1 L

Current

Yes







Hydrochloric Acid (32%)

8 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes







Hydrogen Peroxide (30%)

3 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes







Isopropanol

1 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes

Test for Peroxide formation - dispose of excess and integrate into time-management framework




Lab

Chemical

Quantity avg

Chemical group

MSDS updated

Notes

25



















Assorted radioactive sources (Class 7)




Current

Yes

Some of these sources may need MSDS data - eg thorium and uranium salts. Recommended that this is undertaken by Radiochemist of EnRad.




Assorted radioactive sources (Class 8)




Current

Yes

Some of these sources may need MSDS data - eg thorium and uranium salts. Recommended that this is undertaken by Radiochemist of EnRad.




Assorted radioactive sources (Class 7)




Current

Yes

Some of these sources may need MSDS data - eg thorium and uranium salts. Recommended that this is undertaken by Radiochemist of EnRad. Tritium containers are plastic - this is not appropriate as the plastic is semi-permeable to water. New glass containers.




Ethanol (96%)

4x 2.5L

Current

Yes




27



















Iron, Powder (>99%)

2 x 500 g

Current

Yes

Used for preparation of attenuation standards for gamma spectrometry. Not currently used, but is quite stable and may be used in future.




Silica Gel, Orange

1 x 2.5 kg

Current

Yes




30



















High Vacuum Grease, Technical

2 x 100 g

Current

Yes




Fire Store



















Chloroform

10 x 2.5L

Current

Yes

Test for Phosgene formation - dispose of excess and integrate into time-management framework.




Isopropanol

1 x 2.5 L

Current

Yes

Test for Peroxide formation - dispose of excess and integrate into time-management framework.




Ethanol




Current

Yes







Tributyl Phosphate

1 x 500 mL

Current

Yes







Xylenes




Current

Yes







Chemical Solutions/Dispensers

Quantity Avg

Chemical Group




Container

19



















Ammonia Solution (4%)

500 mL

Current - Solution




500 mL plastic bottle




Amonia solution (28%)

125 mL

Current - Solution




Glass Dropper bottle




Hydrochloric Acid (5M)

2.5 L

Current - Solution




2.5L Winchester - Optifix dispenser




Nitric Acid (8M)

2.5 L

Current - Solution




2.5L Winchester - Optifix dispenser




Hydrochloric Acid (9M)

2.5 L

Current - Solution




2.5L Winchester - Optifix dispenser




Nitric Acid (2%)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Lab

Chemical

Quantity avg

Chemical group

MSDS updated

Notes




Sulphuric Acid (1%)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Ammonium Hydroxide Wash Solution

500 mL

Current - Solution







21



















Sodium Sulphate (20%)

4 x 2 L

Current - Solution










Lead Nitrate (3.2%)

2 L

Current - Solution




2 L Stock solution - Nalgene lid with stopper




Lead Nitrate (3.2%)

250 mL

Current - Solution




500 mL plastic bottle




DTPA (0.2M)

2 L

Current - Solution










Hydrochloric Acid (2.5%)

1 L, 2 L

Current - Solution










Hydrochloric Acid (0.1M)

2 x 500 mL

Current - Solution










Ethanol (60%)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Ethanol (80%)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Nitric Acid (2%)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Sodium Sulphate (0.3M)

100 mL

Current - Solution










Thymol Blue (0.2%)

125 mL

Current - Solution










DTPA (0.2M)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Sodium Hydrogen Sulphate (70%)

125ml

Current - Solution










Barium Carrier Solution

250 mL

Current - Solution










4.7M NaOH

400 mL

Current - Solution







30



















Isopropanol

500 mL

Current




Test for Peroxide formation - dispose of excess and integrate into time-management framework




Hydrochloric Acid (0.1M)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Ethanol (60%)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Ethanol (80%)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Nitric Acid (2%)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Sodium Sulphate (0.3M)

100 mL

Current - Solution










Thymol Blue (0.2%)

125 mL

Current - Solution










DTPA (0.2M)

500 mL

Current - Solution










Sodium Hydrogen Sulphate (70%)

125 mL

Current - Solution










Barium Carrier Solution

250 mL

Current - Solution










10 M NaOH

400 mL

Current - Solution










Isopropanol

500 mL











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