Applications of calcium chloride (Calcium Chloride)
Calcium chloride or calcium chloride is mainly used in the following cases:
- Dust control and soil stabilizer
- oil and gas industries
- Food industry
- Chemical industries
Other uses of calcium chloride include the following:
- Agricultural and animal husbandry industries
Calcium chloride is used in agriculture as a weed killer, and in animal husbandry it is considered as a food source for feeding cows. Also, calcium chloride is a material for drying agricultural products.
- Food industry
Calcium chloride is used in the food industry for drying certain fruits and vegetables, a gelling agent for low-calorie fruits, an agent for cold peeling tomatoes.
Calcium chloride is also used in dairy products as a curdling agent to make cheese and is also an additive used to increase calcium in milk.
Calcium chloride is also used as a dryer for oilseeds or nuts.
- Cement, concrete and plaster industries
Calcium chloride is used as a chemical substance to reduce materials with high alkalinity and to reduce water consumption and to control the composition of various materials in Portland cement. Also, calcium chloride is used as an adhesive and antifreeze in poster cements. Calcium chloride plays the role of helping aeration in the process of hydrated calcium sulfate.
- Way and road
Calcium chloride is used as an anti-freeze, deiceing and snow melting agent in roads as well as dust control on unpaved stone surfaces.
- Chemical processes
Calcium chloride is a raw material in various chemical reactions and is used in various organic syntheses. Calcium chloride is also used as a catalyst, cooling agent, water remover in reactions that produce water vapor, and water removal in hydrocarbons.
Calcium chloride is the manufacturer of other calcium salts such as calcium stearate and others.
- Paint and coating industries
It is used in the preparation of calcium naphthalene, which is used in various types of lacquer, varnishes and color removers.
It is used as a cleaner and dryer for hard surfaces.
- Minerals and metals
Calcium chloride in iron ore refining as alkali control and removing non-ferrous impurities, copper and nickel ore refining, molybdenum ore purification, production of disposable cores for aluminum die casting, iron ore refining as alkali control and removal Non-ferrous impurities, separation of copper from auto scrap, production of magnesium and sodium metal, production of anti-freeze and anti-dust coal, are used in the production of synthetic minerals as a remover for acid washing.
Calcium chloride is also used in the production of calcium molybdate, which is used in the alloying of molybdenum to steel.
- Ceramic production industries
Calcium chloride reduces porosity in ceramics and is also used as a lubricant for the body of ceramics.
- Printing and paper industry
Calcium chloride has the role of bleaching the paper pulp and increases the elasticity of the paper network and also improves the durability of the color in the paper.
Calcium chloride is used as a lithography chemical and is also etching fluid for aluminum printing plates.
- Plastic and resin industry
Calcium chloride is a coagulant for latex, a dewatering agent in the production and recycling of plastics, and a suspending agent to prevent coalescence during the polymerization of plastics, and to control growing particles.
Calcium chloride is a flocculant substance for breaking down and purifying emulsion wastes that include phosphates, oils, and paint sludge. Calcium chloride is a scavenger for fluorides and silicates.
- Fire extinguishers and retardants
Calcium chloride is used as a fire prevention agent in brattice cloth (for mine ventilation) and is used as a fire prevention agent.
Calcium chloride is used as antifreeze in fire extinguishers.
- medicine industry
Calcium chloride is used in the production of cold and hot water compressor packages and is used as a drying agent.
- Electrical industries and electrical appliances
Calcium chloride is an additive for cement used in electrical insulation materials. It is also a chemical used in the preparation of phosphor powders for fluorescent lamps and the refining of tungsten ore.
It is used in the preparation of lead and calcium refractory alloys.
- Oil and gas industries
Calcium chloride is used as a natural gas drying agent and reduces hydration in gases. Calcium chloride is used as an additive to drilling mud. Calcium chloride is added to the well cement to seal the well. Calcium chloride is used as a water softener and is an additive for making lubricants.
In this article, we tried to discuss the applications of calcium chloride (CaCl2) in different industries. Each of these uses requires a certain degree of purity of calcium chloride. ChemyGostar Company is a manufacturer of calcium chloride product with various purity levels. Contact for price inquiry and purchase.