Video - Exploring the Reactivity of ALKA-Mag+ VS Competitors

In a test designed to show the difference in reactivity of magnesium hydroxide.

DOUG KELLEY \ March 26, 2023
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Join Doug and John from IER (Inland Environmental Resources Inc.) as they explore the reactivity difference between two competing magnesium hydroxide products on the market. In a test designed to show the difference in reactivity of magnesium hydroxide, they’ll highlight the difference between these two products and what that means for wastewater treatment.

In this test, Doug and John will take equal doses of ALKA-Mag+ (IER’s 60% Magnesium Hydroxide) and a key competitor’s 60% magnesium hydroxide, add them into acid, and then track the increase in pH over time. Then they’ll explore the relationship between stability and reactivity and discuss the different results.

After the experiment: Key takeaways

  • To improve stability, you tend to lose reactivity.
  • Having trace minerals like iron, cobalt, nickel, and manganese can be beneficial for microorganisms in the water, especially as micronutrients.
  • With the ALKA-Mag+ Magnesium Hydroxide Mg(OH)2, the slurry continues to dissolve because there’s enough reactivity to continue to put hydroxide into the water.
  • The higher the pH is brought up, the more hydrogen sulfide is held in the solution.
  • At an equal dose, ALKA-Mag+ gives a higher pH and therefore is able to control odor in wastewater better than the competitor’s product.

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About ALKA-Mag+

ALKA-Mag+ Magnesium Hydroxide Mg(OH)2 is a safe and cost-effective alternative to the use of Sodium Hydroxide [Caustic Soda, NaOH] for wastewater alkalinity and pH adjustment. ALKA-Mag+ is also a safe, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective alkalinity agent for treating wastewater in the collection system to control odor and corrosion associated with hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other organic acidic contaminants.

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