Acid Waste Neutralization
AQUAMAG® and MAGOX® are two of the most effective reagents available for the neutralization of acid waste streams such as hydrochloric acid (HCl) and sulfuric acid (H2SO4) in a variety of applications. Because of their high alkalinity, much lower volumes of product is needed over more traditional reagents to achieve the same neutralization results.  For example, dosage rates can be reduced by as much as 30%-100% when converting from traditional lime or caustic soda to Premier’s magnesia-based chemistries. 

 

Consult the charts below for neutralization capacity comparisons. 

 

 

Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4) Neutralization

Amount of alkali needed to neutralize one ton of H2SO4 and the resultant amount of salt formed:

 

  Neutralizing Agent   Lbs. Required To Neutralize One Ton H2SO4  Ratio to Mg(OH)2  Total Dissolved Solids in Effluent (100% Basis)
Per Ton of Acid
MAGOX®  MgO  822
0.69 2460
AQUAMAG® Mg(OH)2 1190 1.00 2460
Hydrated Lime  Ca(OH)2 1510 1.27 3510
Caustic Soda  NaOH   1630 1.37 2900
Soda Ash  Na2CO3  2160 1.82 2900
Caustic Potash KOH 2290 1.92 3550

 

 

 

Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) Neutralization

Amount of alkali needed to neutralize one ton of HCL and the resultant amount of salt formed:

 

  Neutralizing Agent   Lbs. Required To Neutralize One Ton HCl Ratio to Mg(OH)2  Total Dissolved Solids in Effluent (100% Basis)
Per Ton of Acid
MAGOX®  MgO  1100
0.69 2610
AQUAMAG® Mg(OH)2 1600 1.00 2610
Hydrated Lime  Ca(OH)2 2027 1.27 3040
Caustic Soda  NaOH   2190 1.37 3210
Soda Ash  Na2CO3  2900 1.82 3210
Caustic Potash KOH 3070 1.92 4080

 

 

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