Citric Acid based Descalant

Citric Acid is a natural preservative which is commonly used as an acidifier, a chelating agent and a descaler. The dominant use of citric acid is as a preservative and flavoring agent in food and beverages, especially soft drinks. The buffering properties of citrates are used for the controlling of pH in household cleaners and pharmaceuticals. Citric acid serves as an excellent chelating agent, binding metals. It is used for the removal of lime scale from boilers and evaporators. It can also be used for softening of water, which makes it useful in soaps and laundry detergents. By chelating the metals in hard water, it lets these cleaners produce foam and work better without need for water softening.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Less corrosive to pipings than other acidic descalants
  • Completely biodegradable
  • Lesser environmental impact
  • No storage hassles

Product Variants

Citric Acid

C6H8O7; CAS No. 77-92-9

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Handling Measures
and Precautions

Proper human safety products such as splash goggles, lab coat, dust and vapour respirator, NIOSH approved gloves and boots should be worn while handling and applying chemicals. Splashes on the skin should be washed off with water immediately. In case of splashing into the eyes, flush them with fresh water and obtain medical attention. Should not be injected.


Should be stored in original vented containers, away from heat, direct sunlight and combustibles. Store in a cool and dry place. Please refer label and SDS for details.