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Dispose of Fusel OIl (propanol, butanol, amyl).

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Anyone have any idea what to do with a large amount of Fusel oils that have been rectified already, and how to dispose of them the best way. Please don't say dump it. Cant dump about 2 years worth of it on the ground!!!. Not really looking forward to having the great government hammer us with a HAZ Waste every year.

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As crazy as it sounds, you may be able to sell it to a flavor company. A firm I worked for years ago used fusel oil as a starting material for a number of flavor ingredients.

In order to sell as something like starter fluid, you will probably need a very consistent product in terms of component profile, etc. Then there are all the regulations for creating, marketing, and shipping a flammable product. If you can sell it locally and privately you might be OK.

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I put it in homemade citronella lamps. Wine bottle in a sconce with a wick. Add 2% citronella essential oil. Bye bye mosquitoes. 

 

 

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On 1/19/2017 at 9:36 PM, Ross Topliff said:

As crazy as it sounds, you may be able to sell it to a flavor company. A firm I worked for years ago used fusel oil as a starting material for a number of flavor ingredients.

Fusel grain oil is a wonderful tool in a Flavorist's tool box. Natural sources of raw materials is a big deal these days. 

You might check with flavor industry raw material vendors like Sigma Aldrich Flavors, Penta Manufacturing, Vigon International, Advanced Biotech, etc. Many flavor and ingredient manufacturers have to purchase products from approved vendors so the vendors may be the ones to approach rather than flavor manufacturers. 

If this is a viable option, they will work with you on how to pack and ship since fusel grain oil is considered flammable.

Another option is to call a hazardous waste company who can pick it up and dispose of it. It's an option.

~Susan

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On 1/31/2017 at 6:01 AM, Natrat said:

I put it in homemade citronella lamps. Wine bottle in a sconce with a wick. Add 2% citronella essential oil. Bye bye mosquitoes. 

 

 

That's a brilliant idea.  How does that work on the records side?  You say how much is to be discarded and then...?

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