Chemicals are used everywhere in the world today, from food to cars. They are also dangerous and need to be handled correctly and safely. There are different ways of storing and transporte de sustancias químicas as well as risks involved with each method.
Top Chemicals- How Do You Store And Transport Them?
1) Sodium Hydroxide: This chemical is quite volatile, but it can be stored in a wide variety of containers such as open buckets, loose steel drums or metal tanks with top vents or open tops. This chemical is corrosive and must be kept away from all sources of water, and it can produce a lot of heat during a reaction. It must also be kept in a well-ventilated area.
2) Hydrochloric Acid: This chemical is extremely corrosive in nature and must only be stored in a ventilated room designed for the purpose of storage. The room should not have any sources of ignition.
3) Ethylene Chloride: This chemical is considered non-flammable and non-toxic, but it is an extreme skin irritant that can also cause serious injury if accidentally splashed into the eyes or mouth. It must be stored in a leak-tight container and away from all sources of heat.
4) Hydrogen Peroxide: This chemical can be used for sterilization and sterilizing water. It can also be used for making hydrogen peroxide solution (1 liter) and it is non-flammable. Due to its oxygenating properties, it should only be stored in rooms that are well ventilated and have spark-proof materials surrounding the bottle to prevent the chemical from exploding by a spark igniting the gas form within the bottle.
5) Acetone: This chemical is highly flammable, but it’s also toxic and potentially explosive. It must not be stored near any source of ignition and should be kept away from all other chemicals or materials. It is recommended to keep it in a dark bottle when transporting it.
6) Xylene: This chemical is also flammable and also reacts with amines, metal cyanides, nitriles, carbonyl compounds, amides and nitro derivatives.
7) Ethanol: Ethanol is considered non-flammable but it’s a strong irritant and a skin absorber just like ethylene chloride. The chemical can cause serious burns to the throat, mouth and stomach if swallowed.
8) Ethylene glycol: This chemical is considered non-flammable or combustible, but it’s not toxic and non-irritating. But it is highly dangerous to marine life if released into the water.
9) Acetaldehyde: This chemical is considered combustible, but it isn’t toxic. It can be stored in a closed container away from all sources of ignition.
10) Chlorine: This chemical is both combustible and toxic, and should never be stored in a closed container near any source of heat.