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Could mixing naphtha-based cleaner and industrial floor cleaner produce hazardous substances?

Normally, surfactans (like the ethoxylated alcohols you referenced) are relatively stable under various conditions. I'd worry a bit about the hydrocarbon exposure by itself; in the long run, your ...
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How to identify unknown, insoluble solid with limited resources?

Since you don't know what it might be contaminated with, it might need to be disposed as hazardous waste. It could be contaminated with biological material, or even with radioactive wastes, which ...
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What compounds smell like burning rubber or tar?

Check local history: Was the land used as a dump or filled in with waste wood? Creosote is derived from tar, and it is used as a wood preservative. If creosoted wood, such as railroad-ties, was used ...
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