How do I dispose of alkali metals such as sodium potassium and NaK?
All alkali metals are very reactive chemicals, and special handling and packaging is required.
CEI’s process-engineering staff is familiar with the regulatory requirements of disposing of the alkali metals and can guide each customer to the best solution. If appropriate, CEI has specialized equipment that can be brought to the customer’s site for the controlled reaction of the alkali metals to hydroxides. The resultant hydroxides are much easier to dispose of than the metal. CEI can provide expertise and conversion services for all alkali metals.