Phosphorous and the Environment

The proximity of our corporate headquarters to Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes and the headwaters of the Mississippi River gives us a unique perspective on the effect of phosphorus discharge to the environment.

Phosphorus accelerates the growth rate of algae and other aquatic organisms. These organisms use a large amount of oxygen and their rapid growth prevents sunlight from penetrating the water. This makes the water uninhabitable for other aquatic life, including many fish species. This phenomenon, known as eutrophication, is a serious problem associated with the release of phosphorus to the aquatic environment.

Chemtex Green Program biocides and dispersants are completely phosphorus-free. Green Program inhibitors utilize advanced technologies that provide a ten-fold reduction in phosphorus content. At recommended usage rates, Green Program inhibitors have a negligible impact on eutrophication, even when discharged directly to lakes and waterways.

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Within the next decade, it is estimated that as many as 40 states will see water shortages in at least some areas. Water Recycling and Reuse helps protect this precious resouce as well as offer finanical savings.


What's New

Lab Test Tubes

International Chemtex enhances its Loop Protector Program with two new products. LoopGuard 265 and 266 provide the latest in corrosion inhibitor technology employing film forming amines for protection of multi-metal closed hot and chilled loops. They are designed for use where high pH issues are a problem. These filming amines provide protection on copper, mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum, as well as other metals. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The Trend

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Chlorine dioxide (CLO2) is one of the most effective biocides on the market, yet there is a reluctance to utilize this biocide due to the strong chlorine odor of the product. The application recommendations in this Trend will provide you with thest latest information for applying Chemtex ACD-300 safely, effectively and odor free.

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