Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium Chloride

ANYONE WHO IS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY - WOULD LOVE OUR DEAR FRIEND -"MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE".

Magnesium Chloride is the name for the chemical compound with the formula MgCl2 and its various hydrates MgCl2(H2O). This salt is highly ionic and a halide and thus very much soluble in water. That is exactly where it is mostly extracted from - seawater or brine.

This brings us back to the very first line - how is it a friend for people who are environment friendly?

Magnesium Chloride is actually used in bath salts alongside Epsom salt and also used in the manufacture of tofu, where its role is to coagulate the soy milk to produce the rubbery curd.

Magnesium Chloride Flakes can ‘rejuvenate the ageing body’ which means that it is often found as a mineral supplement in health food shops where it is used in the industry as a nutrient supplement.

Specifications of Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate Flakes
  Minimum Maximum
  Appearance White to Off white White to Off White
  Magnesium Chloride (as MgCl2 6H2O),Percent by mass   98.0   99.0
  Magnesium Chloride (as MgCl2),Percent by mass   46.5   47.5
  Matter insoluble in water,Percent by mass   0.01   0.01
  Sulphur, Percent by mass   0.3   0.5
  MgSO4, Percent by mass   0.5   1.5
  Calcium (as Ca), percent by mass   0.01   <0.02
  Iron (as Fe), PPM   10   <30
  Heavy metals (as Pb), PPM   <1.0   <2.0
  Boron (as B), PPM   <33.562   <50.0
  Nickel, PPM   <5.0   <10.0
  Arsenic, PPM   NIL   NIL
  Acidity (as HCI), percent by mass   Passes Test   Passes Test
  Alkali Chloride (as NaCL), percent by mass   <0.5   <1.0
  Potassium, percent by mass   < 0.3   < 0.5
  Ammonium Salts (as N)   <0.005   <0.006
Magnesium is a mineral

Magnesium is a mineral that is important for normal bone structure in the body. People get magnesium from their diet, but sometimes magnesium supplements are needed if magnesium levels are too low.

Magnesium Chloride tablets

Magnesium Chloride tablets, supplements are used to improve the magnesium levels. Dietary intake of magnesium may be low, particularly among women. Low magnesium levels in the body have been linked to diseases such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, hereditary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. And here again, Magnesium Chloride becomes a saviour!

Magnesium Chloride for dust control

When there is dust, there is Magnesium Chloride. Magnesium Chloride is actually one of many substances used for dust control since it absorbs moisture from humid air and this helps limit dust by keeping the surface of the road damp enough to hold the dust particles down and reduces blow-off as fugitive dust.

Magnesium Chloride as a catalyst

Magnesium Chloride is also used as a catalyst in chemistry. Chemistry enthusiasts know how Magnesium Chloride plays a significant role in the production of polyolefins and polypropylene. As mentioned already- Ziegler-Natta catalysts, used commercially to produce polyolefins, contain MgCl2 as catalyst support. The introduction of MgCl2 supports the activity of traditional catalysts and allows the development of catalysts for the production of polypropylene.

Magnesium Chloride for low-temperature de-icing

Magnesium Chloride also finds its use for low-temperature de-icing of highways, sidewalks, and parking lots. When highways are treacherous due to icy conditions, Magnesium Chloride helps in preventing the ice to become friends and as a means of stabilising dust in crumbly soils or to resist the effects of wind erosion allowing snow ploughs to clear the roads more efficiently

Magnesium Chloride for pavement ice control

Magnesium Chloride is used in three ways for pavement ice control: Anti-icing, when maintenance professionals spread it onto roads before a snowstorm to prevent snow from sticking and ice from forming and as a result of this, the ice does not bond and this prevents tiring walks or painful injuries. Magical isn’t it?

Magnesium Chloride for prewetting

Magnesium Chloride also helps in prewetting, which means a liquid formulation of Magnesium Chloride is sprayed directly onto salt as it is being spread onto roadway pavement, wetting the salt so that it sticks to the road and this keeps the salt there which in turn helps in anti-icing as mentioned before.

Magnesium Chloride for pre-treating

Next comes pre-treating, when Magnesium Chloride and salt are mixed together before they are loaded onto trucks and spread onto paved roads, this helps in both the mentioned ways above and this is how you just do not fall while you tread on ice! Magnesium Chloride is LITERALLY- helping you enjoy your icy-treks!

Magnesium Chloride use

Perhaps the most interesting recent use of Magnesium Chloride is in experimental solar cells, which gives it one more credit for being environmentally friendly as solar energy is the free source of energy and if Magnesium Chloride is helping us get the maximum use out of it, then it deserves its due credit!

The most common form of the cell at the moment makes use of heavy, inflexible silicon panels, but there is a range of cells available that instead are based on the more flexible film that can be as thin as a single micrometre.

Current thin-film cells replace silicon with cadmium telluride, which is then coated with a layer of cadmium chloride, a compound that boosts its otherwise relatively poor efficiency to be comparable with silicon.

But then why is Magnesium Chloride here? Why is it brought in here?- the thing is- unfortunately, cadmium chloride is not a substance that is ideal to use, as it is hazardous during manufacture, and is highly soluble, so if, by a slight chance of error, it dissolves in water and spreads- the aquatic life would be terribly harmed.

To add more to its inadequacy in being a good compound- cadmium chloride is expensive.
Our hero- Magnesium Chloride jumps in and becomes one of the most feasible options to bring the change.

Also since Magnesium Chloride is very mobile and is, therefore, a mobile nutrient it can be effectively used as a substitute for magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt) to help correct magnesium deficiency in plants via foliar feeding.

But even the hero got a few bad pointers- the chlorine is toxic and can easily reach toxic levels if over-applied or applied too often.

Magnesium Chloride might seem like a compound that is limited to dull applications like de-icing, dust removal and even medicine. But with excellent green credentials and a role in making tofu, it should really be an environment-friendly friend’s friend.

We come here with our hero- to help you stay the friend you are to the environment and enjoy the beautiful advantages that our hero gives us!

Why choose JHPL Magnesium Chloride?

1. We are located in Kharaghoda, Gujarat, India where we use virgin sea bittern as raw material for production.

2. The quality and consistency of the finished product is very good compared to competitors.

3. We are a GMP, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 certified company.

4. We have Vast experience of around 4 decades.

5. Best in class customer service along with wide range of products.

Jagannath Halogen Pvt Ltd is a part of legacy of almost four decades of experience in the salt industry, being a proud part of Jagannath Salt Group. know more

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