How to Clean-Up Nitric Acid Spill
Nitric acid is a colorless inorganic acid when it’s pure. The exposure of the nitric acid chemical to other nitrogen oxides chemicals creates a yellowish color. This acid dissolves metals, irons, copper, and silver. Commonly used in fertilizer production for plants and grass, nitric acid can also be seen in facilities that have a business in woodworking, sanitizing, rocket propulsion, and metal finishing.
Nitric acid is a dangerous chemical! Workers should wear protective equipment such as gloves or face shields to prevent skin contamination from nitric acid. Skin contact with nitric acid results in severe burns and irritation to the eye. Workers are at risk, as it can be exposed through inhalation and even passed through the skin. Clean-up should be immediate when nitric acid spills in the laboratory, workshop, or on the industrial floor. Amphomag® provides simple steps to make sure the spill is under control and ensuring workers are safe.
Your Chemical Spill Response
Amphomag is ideal to have in your safety and spill response supplies to neutralize small amounts of chemical spills like nitric 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. With its unique pH indicator, Amphomag can identify and neutralize most hazardous spills. Discover other ways Amphomag® is the better solution.
3 Steps to Nitric Acid Spill Cleanup
Step 1: Supplies
Here are the supplies you will need to clean-up a nitric acid chemical spill:
- Acid – Resistant Apron
- 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 exposure depending on your level of training.
Step 2: Clean Up
Follow these 3 easy steps to cleaning up a nitric acid spill using Amphomag®.
- Pour Amphomag slowly and directly onto the nitric 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 nitric acid remaining anywhere, repeat step 2 until all nitric 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 dustpan to sweep up the Amphomag.