Activated Charcoal Decontamination Bags
Activated charcoal in a convenient bag for decontamination of used gel staining solutions containing ethidium bromide or other toxic dyes.
The Activated Charcoal Decontamination Bags were developed for convenient, no-mess clean-up of mutagenic dyes like ethidium bromide (EtBr) from used gel staining solutions.
- Remove mutagenic dyes (ie, ethidium bromide) from gel staining solutions
- Use to clean up any dyes from a solution to allow drain disposal
- No-mess, convenient bag
- Reusable bag capacity of at least 10 mg EtBr
The Activated Charcoal Decontamination Bags concentrate ethidium bromide from used gel staining solutions in a convenient bag. Concentrating the toxic dye into a small bag allows the user to dispose of it in the solid waste instead of as a large amount of liquid waste, potentially saving a lot of money in toxic waste disposal fees.
Each bag has a total capacity of at least 10 mg ethidium bromide. The bags can also be used to decontaminate other solutions containing mutagenic or toxic dyes. The Biotium gel stains GelRed® and GelGreen® have been independently certified as non-mutagenic and non-toxic, and can therefore be disposed of directly down the drain. However, since local waste procedures may vary, the Activated Charcoal Decontamination Bags can be used to remove GelRed® and GelGreen®.
The bags come with instructions for decontaminating buffers and monitoring dye removal.