Chemistry Safety: Disposal of Chemical Waste
Try our lab safety simulation
About Chemistry Safety: Disposal of Chemical Waste Virtual Lab Simulation
This short, targeted simulation is adapted from the full-length “Chemistry Safety” simulation.
Are explosions possible if we don’t dispose of chemical waste the right way? The answer is yes. In this simulation, you will learn how to apply your knowledge of the chemicals used in a laboratory experiment to make a decision on the correct waste bins to use, without mixing chemicals that can cause harmful and unexpected reactions!
Analyze the lab workstation
You will learn the skill of assessing the fume hood in order to decide the best way to dispose of the waste, and clean up the workstation. Choose between solvents and waste containers and learn about the consequences of choosing the wrong one. Yes you guessed it, potential side reactions!
Safe laboratory practice
This is why a virtual simulation is so amazing; the cutting-edge technology will allow you to learn without putting you at risk! It is always good practice to implement the safety regulations and correct handling of hazardous chemicals no matter where you are! If you know now and are constantly reminded, you will have all of the knowledge you need to protect yourself and others in the lab by analyzing the risks with the chemicals that are required. Yes you are in a virtual lab but personal protective equipment is a must!
Review your knowledge
Answer quiz questions that challenge the choices you make when it comes to cleaning up the laboratory. Gain relevant knowledge with relevant theory pages about hazards and safety data sheets. Be presented with a scenario where you will be able to informatively decide which one would yield the biggest consequence in terms of waste disposal.
Get Started Now
Techniques in Lab
- Use of waste containers
- Spillages/stains management
- Use of organic and aqueous solvents
- Identify the waste containers in a lab and know which one to use
- Choose between organic and aqueous solvents
- Understand how to dispose of chemical waste safely using knowledge of hazards
Examples of Related Standards
Generic Lab Safety
No direct alignment
Supports The Laboratory Safety Institute’s Laboratory Safety Guidelines
Generic lab safety support
Screenshots of Chemistry Safety: Disposal of Chemical Waste Virtual Lab Simulation
How it works
A million dollar lab in your browser
Perform experiments in virtual lab simulations to achieve core science learning outcomes.
All our simulations run on laptop and desktop computers, and you can play our simulations without having to install any browser plugins.
Hundreds of hours of science learning content
Our virtual laboratory simulations are aimed at university, college and high school level, within fields such as biology, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, chemistry, physics and more.
With access to our simulations, you will have hundreds of hours of engaging, high-quality learning content available to you.