Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride, whit a formula CaCl2, is an ionic compound of calcium and chlorine. It is highly soluble in water and it is deliquescent. It is a salt that is solid at room temperature, and it behaves as a typical ionic halide. It has several common applications such as brine for refrigeration plants, ice and dust control on roads, and in cement. It can be produced directly from limestone, but large amounts are also produced as a by-product of the Solvay process. Because of its hygroscopic nature, it must be kept in tightly-sealed containers.

Calcium is the fifth most abundant element in the body and the major fraction is in the bony structure. Calcium plays important physiological roles, many of which are poorly understood. It is essential for the functional integrity of the nervous and muscular systems. It is necessary for normal cardiac function and is one of the factors that operates in the mechanisms involved in the coagulation of blood.

CALCIUM CHLORIDE

 

Applications of Calcium chloride

1.Highway maintenance

Dustlaying

Snow and ice control

2.Chemical manufacture

Production of calcium salts

3.Cement

Low alkali cement, volatalize alkali, source of chlorides

4.Food

Cheese, brining, beer

5.Construction

Cold-weather concrete additive

Accelerates set

Soil solidification

Tractor tire weighting

6.Drying air and gases

Direct drying compound

7.Highway construction

Shoulder and base stabilization

8.Automotive & Aluminum

Waste Water Treatment

9.Mining

Dust proofing and freeze-resisting ore and coal

10.Paper manufacture

Increases web strength of corrugating media

DE-Inking

Improves dye retention

11.Petroleum

Additive to oil well completion fluids

Cementing finished oil wells

Drilling mud additive

Drying petroleum fractions


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