Calcium chloride (CaCl2) is a simple material obtained from natural brine deposits, either underground or from the Salvay synthesis process. It is processed in a colorless and odorless liquid, which is mainly used for dust control and stabilization of the substrate on unpaved roads. Calcium chloride is also processed into white flakes and white granules. These products are sometimes used to control dust and stabilize the base. Liquid calcium chloride (CaCl 2) is an almost colorless liquid with a typical concentration of 38% by weight CaCl 2.
Liquid calcium chloride is used on the road, pavements, arenas, parks and a lot of applications to slow down the risks of cold weather, including snow and ice control on road. It is also used as an accelerator for the hardening of ready-mixed concrete and as antifreeze for the storage and transport of coal.
This product is used in oil field applications, such as tailing and reprocessing fluids to increase the density and as a drilling mud additive to increase the density and to prevent the hydration of the clay.
It can also be used as a volatile dust control agent and road stabilizer; a weighting liquid for tractor tires to improve traction; an inexpensive source of calcium in wastewater treatment to remove fluoride and break down oil/water emulsions; a low-temperature brine in cooling systems and in the production of pigments and steel.
What liquid calcium chloride does?
1) Dust control. There is dust on unpaved surfaces, be it parking lots, access roads, driveways and back roads. Due to traffic and wind, this dust is deposited on people, their skin, hair, and clothing. This could be dangerous for those who have breathing problems. It also reduces visibility on the roads.
If you cannot control dust, you have a solution in the form of calcium chloride. Being hygroscopic, this chemical absorbs moisture from the atmosphere, and unpaved surfaces remain dirty and damp. The roads are compact and stable. It even resists evaporation. For this reason, even an application works for a long time.
2) Concrete accelerator. In winter, liquefied calcium chloride also helps the construction industry. This chemical strengthens concrete to make the job easier, rather than waiting in the summer months. This chemical accelerates the rate of hydration of the cement and hardens faster. The cement is also reinforced and also protects the newly placed concrete in winter. This also means that the construction workers plan to finish in advance. This leads to savings in concrete protection and the reduction of heating.
3) Ice and snow control. When temperatures are near freezing, you can use simple rock salt. However, when the temperatures are as low as -20 to -25 degrees Fahrenheit, brine becomes less effective at melting the snow. The liquefied calcium chloride provides the necessary moisture for the salt to become brine. Also, this chemical is itself a powerful disinfectant. Its solution helps to dissolve ice and snow easily. It works even at extremely low temperatures. In large industries, the plant will not be damaged or damaged if used properly.