Table 8 Chemicals Commonly Encountered in Food Processing

Purposes

Chemicals used

Water treatment Refrigerant uses Food ingredients

Chlorine, chlorine dioxide Ammonia, ethylene glycol, freon gas

Phosphoric acid, various food dyes, various metals, peracetic acid

Reactants

Ammonia, benzoyl peroxide, Cl2, ClO2, ethylene oxide, propylene oxide,

phosphoric acid

Catalysts

Nickel and nickel compounds

Extraction/carrier

n-Butyl alcohol, dichloromethane, n-hexane, phosphoric acid,

solvents

cyclohexane, tert-butyl alcohol

Cleaning/disinfectant

Chlorine, chlorine dioxide, formaldehyde, nitric acid, phosphoric acid,

uses

1,1,1-trichloroethane

Wastewater treatment

Ammonia, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid

Fumigants

Bromomethane, ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, bromine

Pesticides/herbicides

Various pesticides and herbicides

Byproducts

Ammonia, chloroform, methanol, hydrogen fluoride, nitrate compounds

Can making/coating

Various ink and coating solvents, various listed metals, various metal

pigment compounds

Figure 3 Possible release and other waste management types for EPCRA.

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