Sulfuric acid - H2SO4

Find here the essential information on sulfuric acid (H2SO4) or hydrogen sulfate: characteristics, effects on health, detection devices & systems - H2SO4 gas detector - and proper respiratory protective equipment (gas mask or powered air purifying respirator with E-P2 combined filter).

Sulfuric acid properties (H2SO4)

Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) – also known as hydrogen sulfate – is applied to produce fertilizers and many chemical products (detergents, phosphoric acid). It is also largely used in metal treatment for pickling and chromating. At last, sulfuric acid is employed for producing both explosives and in batteries – particularly for lead car batteries.

CAS TWA (8 hours) STEL (15 minutes) LEL IP Density / Air Filter / SCBA
7664-93-9 0.2 ppm 0.5 ppm - 12.0 eV 1.84 E-P3

Sulfuric acid effects on health

At ambient temperature, sulfuric acid (H2SO4) is an oily, colorless and odorless (when it is a pure gas) liquid. In case of dirt, it might be yellow-brown. This very corrosive substance can cause skin burnings and severe eye damage (H314). Sulfuric acid vapors are also very harmful and can be lethal if inhaled. If used alone, hydrogen sulfate is neither flammable nor explosive.


Sulfuric acid hazards effects on health (H2SO4)

Sulfuric acid effects on health (H2SO4)

H2SO4 gas detector (sulfuric acid)

Sulfuric acid respiratory protection (H2SO4)