How to Clean-Up Phosphoric Acid Spill
Phosphoric acid is a clear liquid or a transparent crystalline solid. It is widely used in the manufacturing of food additives, fertilizers, cleaning products, and water treatment. Did you know this chemical acid is also used as a flavoring component in Coca-Cola beverages? Scary!
Phosphoric acid can damage the lungs through inhalation. Breathing may cause irritation to the nose and throat if a worker is not careful. For cleanup, workers should wear protection and carefully put chemical waste into covered containers in a safe area. Clean-up should be immediate when phosphoric 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 phosphoric 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 Phosphoric Acid Spill Cleanup
Step 1: Supplies
Here are the supplies you will need to clean-up a phosphoric acid chemical 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 exposure depending on your level of training.
Step 2: Clean Up
Follow these 3 easy steps to cleaning up a phosphoric acid spill using Amphomag®.
- Pour Amphomag slowly and directly onto the phosphoric 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 phosphoric acid remaining anywhere, repeat step 2 until all phosphoric 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.