Calcium Chloride applications | Calcium Chloride 95%
Calcium chloride is such a versatile chemical, it is utilized in many industries and application areas, ranging from cheese production to melting ice.
Calcium chloride is deliquescent, meaning it’s able to absorb moisture from the air. It then holds onto the water for a long time, resisting evaporation. This property makes Calcium chloride ideal for controlling dust and, as a result, keeping road surfaces stable.
Once calcium chloride has absorbed all the moisture it can hold, it dissolves and spreads as it tries to return to a liquid. This is why relatively little calcium chloride is needed to control dust and melt snow and ice.
As calcium chloride dissolves, it gives off heat. Technically, it’s exothermic. Once completely dissolved in water, it can lower the solution’s freezing point to as low as -59°F (-50.6°C). This explains why calcium chloride has long been used to melt snow and ice on haul roads, or anywhere else deicing is needed.
Lastly, a calcium chloride solution is a heavy fluid. Up to 30% heavier than water alone. This property combined with calcium chloride’s ability to greatly lower the freezing point of water illustrates one reason why it’s a useful, economical, year-round tire weighting material.
For Mining industry, application, calcium chloride’s thirst for moisture enables it to keep those particles on the mine floor by keeping the surface slightly damp for long periods of time. Dust is controlled and clean air standards are more easily met, by this simple use of calcium chloride.
Calcium chloride as, Roadway stabilization is also achieved as an automatic byproduct of dust control. Dust particles kept on the roadway are left to add density and act as binder material. The roadway remains compacted, hard and smooth.