Sulfuric acid, even dilute, can have a serious effect on your wardrobe. Wear a rubber or plastic apron when working with it. Small splatters which may not be evident when they occur will become holes after the clothing is washed.

Sodium bisulfate (sodium acid sulfite, sodium hydrogen sulfate) which is a solid, and easier to handle, can be substituted in most applications calling for sulfuric acid . Sodium bisulfate comes in two forms; anhydrous and the monohydrate. You can substitute 4.4 grams of the anhydrous or 5.1 grams of the monohydrate for every ml of conc sulfuric acid. Sodium bisulfate, monohydrate is sold to lower the pH in swimming pools. One brand is pH Minus.