I'm adding that to a list of suggestions. I'm going to prepare for them information gleaned from these WONDERFUL e-mails. And also the information about why chlorine and bromine are not likely to work.
Now here's the NEW QUESTION: They are now planning to pump the 1500 gallons into he liquid for storage between shows into (6) 275 gal tanks. They are working on finding a heater that would rotate between the tanks and bring the stuff up to 140 o F each for a period of time.
Assuming they can "pasturize" the stuff, now we really need that chemist to look at the reactions of this soup at 90 ' F for the hours of the show and 140 o F periodically during storage. I can help with the dyes, but the the rest is a mystery.
In a message dated 11/30/2012 5:27:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU writes:
Always astonishing what our dear theatre folks have in mind ....
Tagging off Kim's suggestion .... Rather than water, could they use strips or pieces of fabric that would give the illusion of a liquid? A tub (puddle?) full of fabric "confetti, " if you will, dyed to look like blood, might work. It wouldn't stick to the performers but it might be close enough.
Just a thought ....
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO
Campus Chemical Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
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