Mercury Magnet™ powder is the ideal solution for the proper decontamination and clean up of mercury spills. Engineered for a quick response, Mercury Magnet is environmentally friendly allowing for the treated mercury to be properly recycled.
In the event of a “spill”, the fumes released by mercury can go undetected for long periods of time creating serious health hazards. In fact, mercury can be found in many household items such as; fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), non-electric thermostat switches, thermometers—even LCD screens.
The Mercury Magnet powder reacts with liquid mercury to form a solidified amalgam that not only brings the mercury vapor pressure below harmful levels, but also allows for easy pick up using a common magnet.
Mercury Magnet™ is effectively used in the following work areas:
SorbTech Mfg has proudly partnered with the following companies to provide a complete cradle to cradle disposal of your mercury bearing wastes. Please feel free to contact them for mercury waste disposal costing and Mercury Magnet kits:
If you already have an existing mercury waste disposal service, please feel free to contact our distributors listed below:
The cost of mercury spills is a topic of interest because some hospitals gain support for mercury reduction programs by using spill cost avoidance as a justification for change. In general, the true costs of mercury spills are not well documented and tend to be anecdotal. Here are several references to help you recognize potential costs.
MERCURY MAGNET™ powder is the remedy for the fumes released by spills of Mercury metal. MERCURY MAGNET™ turns liquid mercury into a solid non-vaporizing form. This is EPA Best Available Technology for treating mercury spills. This solidified amalgam can be easily picked up using a common magnet. Mercury spills should be responded to by trained personnel!
The Mercury Magnet powder is safe to use at home and in the work environment—wherever the risk of an accidental mercury spill may occur. The Mercury Magnet spill kit contains all of the necessary clean up and personal safety gear you’ll need in addition to the proprietary powder.
The only true way of dealing with this dangerous neurotoxin is the formation of the mercury bearing waste into a stable amalgam. Using straight zinc powder with a mild reagent can possibly risk a fire or explosion. Polymer fibers are plastics that do not chemically change the waste. Only MERCURY MAGNET™ forms the material into a stable, non-vaporizing form for easy cleanup and disposal with its magnetic properties. We manufacture spill kits, and environmental clean-up solutions for labs, hospitals, dental clinics, and industrial usage of mercury. Contact the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers www.almr.org for mercury waste disposal.
DISPOSE OF ALL WASTES IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL, STATE and FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
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Plaistow, NH 03865