How to Clean Up a Hydrochloric Acid Spill
Use extreme care in handling this extremely corrosive, poisonous acid, which can cause severe damage to all body tissues. If a small amount of the acid is spilled, it should immediately be contained and neutralized to prevent harm to anyone or damage to whatever it was spilled on.
When using hydrochloric acid, always wear protective clothing and gear, such as eye goggles and gloves.
Your Chemical Spill Response
Amphomag® is ideal to have in your safety and spill response supplies to neutralize small amounts of chemical spills like hydrochloric acid.
- Use quickly and safely to treat spills
- No dangerous side effects
- No dangerous gas, heating, or splashing
Amphomag Beats the Competition
Compared to other spill clean-up products, Amphomag is a one-stop hazardous spill neutralizer. Some spill absorbents, such as OIL-DRI, cannot absorb hydrochloric acid. Amphomag can, with its unique pH indicator to identify and neutralize most hazardous spills. Discover other ways Amphomag is the better solution.
Most chemical spill response steps for laboratories need at least 5 steps in their instructions for use before you can apply a neutralizing agent. Even then, you have to find the right neutralizing agent.
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Step 1: Supplies
Here are the supplies you will need to clean up a hydrochloric acid spill:
- Plastic Dustpan
While you may be able to clean the spill without protection if none is available, it again may be better to call in a team to avoid acid exposure depending on your level of training.
Step 2: Clean Up
Follow these 3 easy steps to cleaning up a hydrochloric acid spill using Amphomag.
- Pour Amphomag slowly and directly onto the hydrochloric acid spill to contain and neutralize.
- The Amphomag will initially turn reddish/pink to indicate that it is an acid and when fully neutralized will turn to a yellow/green color.
- If there is any hydrochloric acid remaining anywhere, repeat step 2 until all hydrochloric acid is gone.
Step 3: Disposal
The contained and neutralized spill is now ready to be disposed of as a nonhazardous material. Use a broom and plastic dust pan to sweep up the Amphomag.