Doc. 30/21Disposal of Gases

This document describes techniques and recommended practices for the safe disposal of gases used in the industrial gases industry. It includes the identification and the selection of the appropriate disposal methods such as re-cycling, incineration and chemical adsorption/absorption/reaction.

Advice is also given on cylinder de-valving, dealing with potentially hazardous residues, the disposal of unusable containers and the document includes an appendix giving details of ‘Gas characteristics and recommended disposal methods’.

The document is intended for those who are involved in the operation and management of the disposal of gases used in the industrial gases industry.  It can be used as the basis for training to personnel on the safe disposal of gases.