You will need
  • - rubber gloves;
  • Bank;
  • the syringe;
  • - copper plate or wire;
  • - a solution of potassium permanganate (potassium permanganate);
  • - iodine;
  • water;
  • - rags.
Latin name mercury Mercury (Mercurium), so the process of neutralization is called "decontamination".
The decontamination should start with the mechanical collection of spread substance.
On the open surface mercury is rolled into balls, resembling a metal that is very mobile. You first need to collect them. To do this, wear rubber gloves to avoid contact with skin, and with a Turkey Baster to collect them.
Very convenient to collect the mercury with a copper plate or wire. It is necessary to clean up the copper item and hold the stripped end to the balls. They are instantly attracted to the copper.
If you suspect that mercury was behind the plinth, it must be removed.
Then you should place the mercury beads on the plate and the syringe reservoir filled with a thick solution of potassium permanganate, to avoid evaporation, seal and put in dark cold place (e.g. refrigerator). Isolated from the environment, a chemical will not cause contamination of products.
Syringe with a solid tip
Now the surface to be processed, which leaked mercury. For this, dilute iodine (10 ml) to 10 liters (bucket) of water and thoroughly wash the surface (floor, table, etc.). Then dissolve 30 mg of potassium permanganate (potassium permanganate) in 10 l of water and immediately after cleaning with iodine, the surface is rinsed with potassium permanganate. This manipulation is best done with gloves and different rags. Rags should then be discarded, and the bucket is thoroughly rinsed also iodine and potassium permanganate.
Permangante of potassium (potassium permanganate)
The room in which occurred the spreading of mercury, ventilate for 12 hours, not leaving her vapours. After 12 hours, we can assume that decontamination is conducted and the premises can lead a normal activities.
To ventilate the room thoroughly
If the mercury flowed in a large quantity, you must call the brigade MOE. After neutralization, the experts will carry out the measurements a special device for the presence of vapours. By the way, the brigade can be called after self demercurization in order to verify the absence of contamination.The isolated mercury and the syringe, together with a broken thermometer or other device, you must submit to the laboratory for disposal of radioactive waste or the Department of emergency situations in the area.