7.1.1 General Neutralization Procedures
- Do neutralizations in a fume hood behind a safety shield, as vapors and heat may be generated. Wear lab coat or apron, gloves and goggles. A face shield in combination with safety goggles is recommended. Please note, a face shield alone is not sufficient, safety goggles must be worn when using a face shield.
- Keep containers cool during process, such as placing a beaker in a bucket with slushy ice.
- Work slowly.
- After neutralization is complete, dispose of down the drain followed by 20 parts water to the neutralized solution.
- Follow the specific neutralization procedures below for the acid or base you are trying to neutralize.