Ammonia is often used in its gaseous form. However, it dissolves readily in water, alcohols or other solvents in order to be used in an industrial setting or as a cleaning agent. An aqueous ammonia solution emits vapours that can irritate the respiratory system. If you wish to absorb and neutralize an ammonia spill, please follow these instructions:
1. Evacuate the persons near the spill, protect yourself with the appropriate equipment and secure the zone.
2. Make a dam around the spill with a neutralizing absorbent, such as TRIVOREX® versatile neutralizing absorbent (for all hazardous liquids) or BASICAPTAL® neutralizing absorbent(specifically for base spills). They will considerably reduce gaseous emissions, neutralize the basicity of the spill and allow you to collect the residue more easily.
3. Put the absorbent on the spilled liquid. If the residue turns pink it is acid, when it turns back yellow, it is neutral.
4. Collect the residue and remove the waste in accordance with the regulations in force.