December 9, 2022

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They try to contain the leakage of sulfuric acid in the microcentro

A The city of Buenos Aires has taken strong action by the fire brigade of the Metropolitan Police to control the leak of chemicals.

According to official reports, employees of the city fire department were evacuated to Peru this afternoon at around 600 due to a chemical product leak in the vicinity of Montserrat.

Operators of the Special Emergency Response Force (BEE) were also evacuated, and they inspected a package with fluid leaking on one side of it.

As they explained, andThe process of contaminating the material was carried out through a 38-mm pipe and after inspection two drums were found: one in 5 and the other in 10 liters with its lid badly closed.That’s what caused the leak.

Two drums It had labels that indicated sulfuric acid And none of the people were affected.

Sulfuric acid is a clear, colorless, highly corrosive, oily liquid. According to the description Of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States also states: “The minimum concentration of odor-sensitive sulfuric acid in air is 1 milligram (mg / m³) per cubic meter of air.”

As described by the health agency If a person is exposed to concentrated sulfuric acid in the air, they will experience irritation in the nose and will detect a strong odor of sulfuric acid. When concentrated sulfuric acid is mixed with water, the solution reaches a high temperature.

Concentrated sulfuric acid can ignite or explode when in contact with many chemicals, including acetone, alcohols and some finely separated metals. CWhen heated, it releases highly toxic vapors, including sulfur dioxide. Also known as sulfonic acid, battery acid and hydrogen sulfate.

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It is the most widely produced chemical in the United States. It is used in the manufacture of fertilizers, ammunition, other acids and glues; In the refining of petroleum, in the treatment of metals; And lead-acid batteries (commonly used in motor vehicles). The Sulfuric acid is also found in air in the form of tiny droplets. Or may attach to other small particles in the air.