Old School! Straight Nitric Acid Testing
In my previous blog post, I gave you a list of tools to have in your Simple Testing Tool Kit. One of the major tests you can conduct with your Simple Testing Tool Kit is the nitric acid test. You can purchase straight nitric acid from a chemical supply company. Make sure to refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) when using nitric acid. The chemical supply company must provide you a MSDS with your purchase. Remember to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands and safety glasses to protect your eyes. If you wear eye glasses, I recommend having the wrap-around style of eye goggle that go over your glasses for additional protection. With any acid testing make sure you have an emergency eye wash kit available. Once again, refer to your MSDS for risks and handling of nitric acid.