At Blueline Industries, the calcium chloride produced is used for depressing the freezing point of water. Also, it can easily avoid ice formation and is commonly used by various companies for de-icing. Frankly, this application would consume a huge amount of calcium chloride. Being a good deicing agent, our calcium chloride is more effective right at the lower temperature compared to the sodium chloride.
Besides being used as a de-icing agent, our calcium chloride is used in the industrial and domestic chemical air dehumidifiers. Commonly, the oil industries use our calcium chloride for increasing the density of the solids-free brines.
Best De-Icing And Freezing-Point Depression
Through the depressing of the freezing point of water, calcium chloride can avoid the ice formation and is used as a de-ice. This application consumes the greatest amount of calcium chloride. Our calcium chloride is relatively harmless to plants and soil. As a deicing agent, it is more effective at lower temperatures compared to sodium chloride.
When distributed for this use, it takes the form of small, white spheres a few millimeters in diameter, called prills. Solutions of calcium chloride can prevent freezing at temperatures as low as −52 °C. This makes it ideal for filling agricultural implement tires as a liquid ballast, aiding traction in cold climates.
Used As An Road surfacing
Another major application of calcium chloride exploits hygroscopic and the tackiness of its hydrates. Our calcium chloride is highly hygroscopic. Also, its hydration has an exothermic reaction.
Being a concentrated solution, it would keep a liquid layer on the surface of dirt roads, which suppresses the formation of dust. Additionally, it can keep the finer dust particles on the road, providing a cushioning layer. If these are allowed to blow away, the large aggregate begins to shift around and the road breaks down.
Laboratory Usage And Drying Operations
In most industries, drying tubes are frequently packed with calcium chloride. Kelp is dried with calcium chloride for usage in producing sodium carbonate. Anhydrous calcium chloride has been approved by the FDA as a packaging aid to ensure dryness
The hydrated salt can be dried for re-use but will dissolve in its own water of hydration if heated quickly and form a hard amalgamated solid when cooled.
Oil Industry Usage
In petrochemical industry, calcium chloride increases the density of solids-free brines. Also, it is used to provide inhibition of swelling clays in the water phase of invert emulsion drilling fluids.
The calcium chloride would acts as flux material, reducing the melting point, in the various process for the industrial production of sodium metal through the electrolysis of molten NaCl.
In the same way, it can be used as a flux and electrolyte in the FFC Cambridge process for titanium production, where it ensures the proper exchange of calcium and oxygen ions between the electrodes.
Calcium chloride is also used in the production of activated charcoal. Furthermore, it is also an ingredient used in ceramic slipware. It can suspend clay particles so that they float within the solution, making it easier to use in a variety of slip casting techniques.