|Storage and Waste disposal
||Perchloric acid stored within the lab should be kept to a minimum.
- The maximum limit within the lab should be kept below 450 grams (1 pound). It should be inspected monthly and if discolored should be disposed of immediately.
- The storage of anhydrous perchloric acid is discouraged. Storage for a short time, even less than 10 days poses a severe risk.
- Perchloric acid should be stored separately from many other compounds including acetic acid, acetic anhydride, alcohols, aniline, bismuth and bismuth alloys, combustible materials, dehydrating agents, ethyl benzene, hydriotic acid, hydrochloric acid, grease, iodides, ketones, other organic materials, oxidizers and pyridine.
- Perchloric acid should be stored in its original container with its label intact and be placed in a ceramic or plastic container large enough to contain the entire contents. It should never be stored in a wooden cabinet or shelves lined with paper.
- Waste should be collected in the original container if possible and not mixed. All guidelines within the Hazardous Waste Manual should be followed.