How to Dispose of Muriatic Acid and Water Safely

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Disposing off muriatic acid is easy. Simply do the following:

  • If in small amounts, pour it into the pool. Large amounts can cause calcium buildup.
  • Use it to scrub stained concrete, the driveaway etc.
  • Neutralize it with the baking soda (watch out for violent foaming) and pour it down the drain or on some weeds.

I prefer using baking soda (CHECK ON AMAZON). Adding baking soda fairly slowly until it stops foaming up, then pour down the drain with water running.


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How to Dispose of Muriatic Acid

You should handle any acid with care and not dispose off it irresponsibly!

Before dumping the substance down the drain, read on:

Simply mix 1 Lb. of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) with loads of water. Juts make sure you leave some of the soda visible at the base.

Carefully and slowly add in your acid. Wait for the resulting reaction to stop – most likely fizzing. Add in mire baking soda if the acid doesn’t stop fizzing.

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Hydrochloric acid is combined with sodium bicarbonate to form salt water and carbon dioxide.

NaHCO3 + HCl = NaCl + H2O + CO2You may wash the remains from an empty container (washing) down your sewer system in the ratio of 1:50; washing: water.

You can choose to use the empty container for other purposes. Neutralize used aliquots and empty muriatic acid containers using a solution of 90 percent water and 10 percent baking soda. For containers, add the mix until it is approximately 25 percent filled. Stir or agitate the content in the container.

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How to Dispose of Muriatic Acid

Can You Flush Muriatic Acid Down The Toilet?

Yes, you can flush muriatic acid down the toilet but mix it with water first.

What do You Do with Muriatic Acid When Done?

Simply mix with lime, soda ash or baking soda to neutralize any carbon dioxide foaming.

Will Vinegar Neutralize Muriatic Acid?

Yeah!  Vinegar is a diluted acid and will react and neutralize a good portion of the muriatic acid.

Is Muriatic Acid Biodegradable?

Yeah! Muriatic acid is 100% biodegradable.

Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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