Non ferric Alum Powder

Non ferric Alum Powder

Product Details:

  • Application Etp Plant
  • Types of Refractories Acid Refractory
  • Shape Powder
  • Dimensional Stability Other
  • Color White
18 INR/Kilograms
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Non ferric Alum Powder Price And Quantity

  • 18 INR/Kilograms
  • 18.00 - 20.00 INR/Kilograms
  • 50 Kilograms

Non ferric Alum Powder Product Specifications

  • Acid Refractory
  • White
  • Powder
  • Other
  • Etp Plant

Non ferric Alum Powder Trade Information

  • VADODARA
  • Cash Advance (CA) Cash in Advance (CID) Cheque
  • 20000 Kilograms Per Day
  • 2 Days
  • Sample costs shipping and taxes has to be paid by the buyer
  • HDPE bag
  • Asia
  • All India

Product Description

Non-ferric alum powder, also known simply as alum, is a chemical compound primarily composed of potassium aluminum sulfate. It's widely used in various industrial and domestic applications. Here™s a detailed look at non-ferric alum powder:


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  1. Composition: Non-ferric alum powder is typically formulated with potassium aluminum sulfate, represented chemically as KAl(SO4)2·12H2O. This compound forms large, colorless crystals that dissolve readily in water.

  2. Properties:

    • Solubility: Alum is highly soluble in water, which makes it convenient for various applications where aqueous solutions are required.
    • Crystalline Form: In its pure form, alum forms large, octahedral crystals.
    • Acidity: Alum solutions are mildly acidic due to the presence of sulfate ions.
  3. Uses:

    • Water Treatment: Alum is commonly used as a coagulant in water treatment plants to clarify water by precipitating impurities such as suspended particles and colloidal matter.
    • Food Industry: It is used as a food additive (E number E522) primarily as a firming agent and for pickling.
    • Cosmetics: Alum is used in some cosmetic products such as aftershave lotions and deodorants for its astringent and antibacterial properties.
    • Tanning: Historically, alum has been used in the tanning industry to treat animal hides.
  4. Function in Water Treatment:

    • Alum works by forming a gelatinous precipitate with impurities in water, such as clay, silt, and organic matter. These precipitates settle out, allowing clearer water to be separated from the solids.
    • It is effective in neutralizing the negative charges on suspended particles, facilitating their aggregation and sedimentation.
  5. Safety Considerations:

    • Alum is generally considered safe for its intended uses when used in appropriate concentrations.
    • In food and cosmetic applications, regulatory bodies set limits on the allowable concentrations to ensure safety.
  6. Environmental Impact:

    • Alum treatment in water is effective and relatively environmentally friendly compared to some alternatives. However, excessive use can affect the pH and aluminum levels in treated water, which may have ecological implications.
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