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neutralizing sulphuric acid

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Mike Poole16/06/2019 17:43:03
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Makes a nice hand warmer on a cold day, a bit of a bugger when your finger goes though the bag though. It was a major error breeding dogs with short legs and long hair. Trimming the area round the rusty sheriff’s badge is not a fun pass time either.

Mike

Edited By Mike Poole on 16/06/2019 17:47:26

John Paton 116/06/2019 19:07:45
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Not sure how we stray from Sulphuric acid to dog poo but people might be interested to note that farmers spray sulphuric acid on potatoes and peas (possibly also on oil seed rape?) to stop growth and dessicate the crop.

So given the quantities that they are dosing into the water table, the occasional bit of H2SO4, well diluted and sent down a rainwater gully must be trivial, especially if you live in an area with chalk or clay subsoil.

Oils , batteries and toxic chemical are another matter entirely as they do not neutralise and introduce extremely toxic substances into the food chain.

Russell Eberhardt16/06/2019 19:50:59
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If your sulphuric acid is clean, neutralising with washing soda will convert it to sodium sulphate (glaubers salts). It is non toxic, used to be used as a laxative but is now used to treat overdose of paracetamol and added to food colourings (E514).

If your acid has been used to pickle copper it will contain copper sulphate which is somewhat poisonous but is sprayed on grape vines here to prevent fungal infections!

Russell

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