How to Clean-Up Hydrofluoric Acid Spill
Do you work in the petroleum industry, in an industrial setting, or in a laboratory environment? These businesses, and others, use hydrofluoric acid (HF) in various products and services.
Certain spill response products, like clay absorbents, cannot be used on a hydrofluoric acid spill. Attempted use of these products to treat a hydrofluoric acid spill could create a dangerous gas. Due to the limitations of these products, it is important to understand what can and cannot be used to neutralize a hazardous hydrofluoric acid spill.
Your Chemical Spill Response
Amphomag® is ideal to have in your safety and spill response supplies to neutralize small amounts of chemical spills like hydrofluoric acid.
- Use quickly and safely to treat spills
- No dangerous side effects
- No dangerous gas, heating, or splashing
- Reduces potential of hydrogen fluoride release
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 hydrofluoric 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 hydrofluoric 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
- Pour Amphomag® slowly and directly onto the 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 hydrofluoric acid remaining anywhere, repeat step 2 until all hydrofluoric acid is gone.
Step 3: Disposal
The contained and neutralized hydrofluoric spill is now ready to be disposed of as a non-hazardous material. Use a broom and plastic dust pan to sweep up the Amphomag® and dispose in landfill.
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