Acetic Acid (alias of Vinegar acid)

CAS RN: 64-19-7

Cleanup Methods

Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Cautiously neutralize spilled liquid with sodium carbonate only under the responsibility of an expert. Wash away remainder with plenty of water (extra personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus).
Remove all ignition sources, ventilate area of spill or leak. If in liquid form, for small quantities, absorb on paper towels ... large quantities can be collected & atomized in suitable combustion chamber, or diluted ... neutralized & flushed into a sewer. If in the solid form, collect in the most safe & convenient manner for reclamation or allow to melt & collect as above.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up: soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, acid binder, universal binder, sawdust). Contain spillage, soak up with non-combustible absorbent material, (e.g. sand, earth, diatomaceous earth, vermiculite) and transfer to a container for disposal according to local/national regulations.
Environmental precautions: prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
Use water spray to cool and disperse vapors, protect personnel, and dilute spills to form nonflammable mixtures. Use soda ash to neutralize spills. Control runoff and isolate discharged material for proper disposal.
The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for acetic acid: Activated carbon.
The following wastewater treatment technologies have been investigated for acetic acid: Reverse osmosis.
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