Clean-up Method for Gallium Spills
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
Spilled liquid gallium can be cleaned up with greater ease by first freezing it well below 0oC, then collecting it with a vacuum cleaner or gentle scraping. Freezing may be accomplished by applying dry ice directly to the gallium or to the reverse side of a metal on which the gallium is spilled.