Citric Acid Anhydrous & Monohydrate

Chemtex Speciality Limited manufactures Citric Acid Industrial Grade in its anhydrous & monohydrate variants. Citric Acid functions as an effective chelating agent and scale remover in industrial processes due to its unique chemical properties.

Citric Acid, a weak organic acid boasting three carboxylic acid groups, engages in a chelation process upon contact with metal surfaces. This process involves the formation of multiple bonds between the metal ions and the carboxylic acid groups, resulting in the creation of stable structures known as chelates. These chelates encapsulate the metal ions, preventing undesirable deposits and inhibiting their interaction with oxygen, thus safeguarding against oxidation and corrosion. In industrial settings like boilers and evaporators, Citric Acid's sequestering properties shine by binding to metal ions within scale deposits, preventing re-deposition on surfaces and facilitating the easy removal of dissolved minerals.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Efficient Descaling Agent: Renowned for its efficacy as a descaling agent, it ensures the removal of limescale from metal surfaces and contributing to the longevity of industrial equipment.
  • Potent Chelating Agent: Acts as a powerful chelating agent in industrial cleaning, it binds effectively to metal ions, aiding in the removal of scale and deposits, thereby maintaining the cleanliness of industrial systems.
  • Boiler and Evaporator Maintenance: Widely used for limescale removal in boilers and evaporators, Citric Acid plays a crucial role in the maintenance of industrial equipment.

Application Areas:

  • Metal Fabrication and Processing: Citric Acid works as a dispensable descaling agent for metal surfaces, ensuring cleanliness and optimal functionality in metal fabrication and processing industries.
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Cleaning: As a potent chelating agent, it finds applications in industrial cleaning processes across manufacturing sectors, aiding in the removal of scale and deposits.
  • Energy and Power Generation: With a critical role in boiler and evaporator maintenance, it is a trusted choice in the energy and power generation industry for efficient limescale removal.
  • Automotives: Industries involved in manufacturing vehicles, contributing to the longevity and corrosion prevention in steel components.

Citric Acid | Variants

Citric Acid Monohydrate | CAS No. 5949-29-1

Properties Typical Value
Form Crystalline Granules
Appearance White
Assay 98.5% wt. (Min.)
Sulphate Content 100 ppm (Max.)
Insoluble Matter 50 ppm (Max.)
Iron Content 5 ppm (Max.)
Lead Content 2 ppm (Max.)
Solubility Soluble in cold water

Citric Acid Anhydrous | CAS No. 77-92-9

Properties Typical Value
Form Crystalline Granules
Appearance White
Assay 100.0% wt. (Max.)
Sulphate Content 150 ppm (Max.)
Lead Content 5 ppm (Max.)
Solubility Soluble in cold water