Concentrated formic and sulphuric acids are corrosive liquids. They should be kept secured in glass or polyethylene containers (plastic soft drink/ soda bottles are not suitable). When using sulphuric acid, rubber gloves should be worn along with eye- protecting goggles and a face-splash protector. Spills of acids on to the skin should be washed off immediately with copious amounts of water. If either of these acids gets in the eyes, wash the eyes continuously for several minutes and then seek medical assistance.
Generating Carbon Monoxide using a Charcoal Burner
This method of generation is commonly used as it is simple to set up and all necessary items are readily obtained. A charcoal burner can made from a steel container or by using a brazier or using a pre-packaged charcoal BBQ grill.
If you make your own burner, obtain good quality charcoal to reduce the level of unwanted smoke. You will also need a car, or other small room that can be sealed.
Table 6.8 CO concentration with time using COGen in a vehicle