HPLC Waste


High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) equipment often creates hazardous liquid waste. The process frequently results in wastes which contain flammable solvents such as acetonitrile or methanol, and these are often mixed with acidic components such as formic or trifluoroacetic acid.

The hazardous effluent from the HPLC equipment must be collected in closed containers. Labs may purchase purpose-built collection caps/containers for this; an easy solution, however, is to simply drill holes through the cap of any suitable container and route the effluent lines through those ports.