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Hi Guys,

Recently i came across a listing for used IBCs, but the only information the person selling them can provide is that they where used to store inorganic liquid fertilizers.

So currently i am wondering if it is worth the risk to use them after a warm soapy wash when MSDS cant be apply?

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If the only contents they've had in them is inorganic liquid fertilisers, then they will be perfectly safe after a quick rinse out, you wouldn't even need to use soapy water, but if you do, make sure you rinse the soap out thoroughly.

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Hi guys,

I found another supplier for IBC that states that they recycled used IBC totes that used to store hydrochloric acid, they state that before delivery they will wash the totes twice before drying.

My question is how do i check if it is safe to use?

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Hi guys,

I found another supplier for IBC that states that they recycled used IBC totes that used to store hydrochloric acid, they state that before delivery they will wash the totes twice before drying.

My question is how do i check if it is safe to use?

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Take some baking soda, Sodium Bicarbonate and sprinkle any liguids inside, If it foams it will still have some acid in it.

But, most gov'ts require double rinse on those chemicals.


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>> I found another supplier for IBC that states that they recycled used IBC totes that used to store hydrochloric acid, they state that before delivery they will wash the totes twice before drying.


HCL is fine. People here in AP add it to water to lower pH and it has no residual affects on either people or fish.

So as long as it is HCL then you can simply rinse and not worry any further.
You will run up your system anyway and do a pH check.

The IBC's should be fairly clean without much staining or pitting.
If not then maybe check out the contents a bit more.

IMO the HCL and Urea IBC's are the best ones to get because they are products used in AP/gardening anyway.

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And DEF totes are good too as they just contain Urea.

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