Bleach Leak!

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Bleach Leak!

Postby UnderDude » Sat May 30, 2015 1:29 am

So I had some bleach for water purification in my BOB stored in a nasal spray bottle (It's an excellent way to control the amount dropped into water) inside a ziplock bag but the damn thing leaked! Seems when exposed to bleach the plastic bag begins to break down rather rapidly. It almost ended up all over everything else in the BOB and probably rendering the entire backpack useless because of the smell.
Any other suggestions for a "dropper" type container I should use?
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Re: Bleach Leak!

Postby ConSeannery » Sat May 30, 2015 1:35 am

Did it eat through the bottle too? Or just leak out through a bad seal and into the bag?
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Re: Bleach Leak!

Postby UnderDude » Sat May 30, 2015 2:38 am

I tightened the cap as much as I could but it still leaked into the bag. It may have softened up the bottle just enough to let it leak through the threads. Maybe I'll try an eye drop bottle next.
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Re: Bleach Leak!

Postby Red Star » Sat May 30, 2015 7:41 am

You may want to try some kind of chemical containment means or like some kind of medical container. My buddy Jim is a chemical engineer, I will run your question by him in a little while and see what he might suggest.
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Re: Bleach Leak!

Postby Red Star » Sat May 30, 2015 9:57 am

You might want to get a glass bottle with eye dropper suitable for chemicals like acids and such- plastic containers may be treated specifically to handle what's in them originally. That being said, he suggested using peroxide instead for purification purposes. Safer to use and it breaks down into the natural components.
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