Water comes out of the faucet clean and clear, just like it looks in a stream. However, in order to be safe for consumption, it must be treated by filtration and chemical processes. Below are the water treatment chemicals that Bell Chem offers.
Algaecides, Biocides, and Disinfectants
Though the chemical formulae may differ depending on their use, algaecides, biocides, and disinfectants all kill dangerous microorganisms. Copper sulfate and sodium bromide crystals successfully destroy algae, while Bell Chem’s inventory of chlorinated detergents excel as biocide agents.
Chemical reactions from water purification cause gas bubbles as a by-product. As liquid films coat the bubbles, larger and larger masses occur, effectively blocking production. Silicone in an oil dispersant breaks apart that foam. Bell Chem’s stock of 19 varieties of silica are available in powder form or as an emulsion.
Within a water treatment system, aluminum is a choice coagulant because of its ability to snap up loose ions. Depending on usage, aluminum chloride, aluminum oxide, or aluminum sulfate may be necessary.
Corrosion can cause failure of machinery, deposition in water, and overall loss of time and money. Inhibitors coat metal surfaces to protect clean metal or disable the properties of corroded metals. Calcium hypochlorite scale inhibitor and cyclohexylamine work in two distinct manners to inhibit corrosion.
Ionized polymer flocculants act to coagulate suspended solids in water. The sheer weight of the particles is then great enough to cause them to sink, or their size leads them to be caught in filters. Alum and aluminum sulfate are both effective flocculants.
Neutralizing Agents and pH Adjusters
Controlling the pH balance is imperative for a clean running system. Sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, hydrated lime, calcium carbonate, and hydrochloric acid are all prime examples of neutralizers. Hydrogen chloride adjusts pH levels to prevent lead contamination and corrosion.
To quell biological and chemical oxygen demand, oxidizers convert available oxygen to carbon dioxide and water. Bell Chem’s two strengths of hydrogen peroxide work well as oxidizers, corrosion controllers, and odor deterrents.
Working similarly to oxidizers, scavengers prevent oxygen from interrupting oxidation reactions. While non-volatile sodium sulfite and volatile methyl ethyl ketone are both oxygen scavengers, their reactions differ significantly.
The chemical reactions causing ion exchange have potential problematic by-products that cause resins to become contaminated. Bell Chem stocks citric acid, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride to remedy this situation.
Temperature increases cause many soluble solids to float to the surface of the water. Bell Chem’s phosphoric acid works as a great scale inhibitor.
Bell Chem is a water treatment chemicals supplier based in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando) with hundreds of products stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff personalize all your needs by either calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or by sending us an online message.