Now that you have successfully dissolved the corpse in either lye or acid, now comes the question of getting rid of the “human soup” that you are left with. Where do you put it? How do you get rid of it? There are several avenues of disposal to chose from. A simple method would be to dispose of the sludge in a random septic tank. This would allow for the sludge to be eventually processed. Another solution, would be to leave the barrels of acid at a landfill with the hope that they won’t be opened. There is also the possibility of dumping the sludge into an open sewer where it will be processed by waste management facilities.
However, before you dump, make sure you have neutralized the acid or base. This allows for the waste to be processed in a more uniform manner, as neutral solutions are less likely to cause chemical reactions.
Basic science dictates that adding an acid to a base until it reaches a ph of 7 neutralizes a base. Conversely, adding a base to an acid neutralizes it. Knowing how to do this allows you to neutralize either solution. This can be done with common household items and a pool ph test kit, available at most hardware or pool supply stores.
Neutralizing an Acid
-Pool ph test kit
-Household base chemicals such as: lye, baking soda, laundry detergent
Check the ph of the acid solution using the pool test kit. Follow the instructions carefully.
If it shows as acidic, add any of the three bases
Repeat until the solution shows as neutral according to the test kit.
Neutralizing a Base
-Pool ph test kit
-Household acids such as; lemon juice or vinegar
Check the ph of the solution using the pool test kit. Follow the instructions carefully.
If it tests base, add either of the acids.
Repeat until the solution tests neutral according to the test kit’s instructions.