Sulfur, Elemental

CAS RN:7704-34-9

Cleanup Methods

Environmental considerations: Water spill: Use natural barriers or oil spill control booms to limit spill travel. Use natural deep water pockets, excavated lagoons, or sand bag barriers to trap material at bottom. Remove trapped material with suction hoses.
Enviromental considerations: Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Cover solids with a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or fire fighting water. Dike surface flow using soil, sand bags, foamed polyurethane, or foamed concrete.
Large spillages should be dammed-off and pumped into containers; soak up remainder with absorbent material and dispose of in accordance with local regulations.
Stop or reduce discharge of material if this can be done without risk. Eliminate all sources of ignition. Avoid skin contact or inhalation. When spilled in a molten form, contain if possible by forming mechanical or chemical barriers and let it solidify. Shovel solid sulfur into containers with covers (avoid dusting) for recovery or disposal. When spilled in a molten form, contain if possible by using natural deep water pockets, and sand bag barriers to trap material at the bottom. Remove trapped material with suction hoses. If removal is not possible, let it solidify and apply a cover material, preferably inert and basic (limestone), to the spilled area until recovery procedures begin. This will reduce the possible release of sulfuric acid in the water.
Do not contaminate water by cleaning of equipment and when disposing of equipment washwaters.
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