Proper disposal of muriatic acid is carried out by mixing it with a 10 percent sodium carbonate solution to neutralize it. However, muriatic acid is a hazardous substance, so it's a good idea to check with your local hazardous-waste disposal department for specific disposal information. When in doubt, contact it for help.Continue Reading
In most locations, after muriatic acid has been neutralized, it can be disposed of into the sewer. Before disposing of neutralized muriatic acid, it's recommended to check the pH with a pH strip to make sure the pH is near seven.
Disposal of muriatic acid is strongly recommended if storage is impractical. Although laboratory-grade sodium carbonate is preferred for neutralization, it's possible to use food-grade baking soda.
Muriatic acid is a hazardous substance that must be handled with care. Recommendations for its handling include wearing personal protective equipment such as nitrile gloves, 100-percent-cotton long-sleeved shirts and pants, and safety glasses or goggles. If muriatic acid is being stored, it must be stored upright in a closed container and checked regularly for leaks.
Muriatic acid should only be neutralized in a fume hood or open area, so the fumes given off by the acid are dispersed or extracted. Using a fume hood is preferable because even the vapor is corrosive and hazardous.Learn more about Acids & Bases
A weak acid is defined by its lower level of ionization with the surrounding solution than strong acids, meaning that it has a lower tendency to exchange protons. Examples of weak acids include ethanoic acid, carbonic acid, hydrogen fluoride and acetic acid.Full Answer >
As long as an excessive amount of acid has not been used, swimming can resume about half an hour after muriatic acid is added to a pool. After four hours, the pH level of the pool can be retested, and more muriatic acid can be added if necessary.Full Answer >
Brick can be cleaned by mixing muriatic acid and water, brushing or spraying the mixture on the bricks and then rinsing it off. Avoid any skin contact with the mixture.Full Answer >
A strong acid is one that is 100 percent ionized in a solution, and a weak acid is one that doesn't ionize fully when dissolved in water. Sulfuric acid is an example of a strong acid, and hydrogen fluoride is a weak acid.Full Answer >