Magnesium Oxide, or Magnesia, is a white hygroscopic solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium. It has an empirical formula of MgO and consists of a lattice of Mg²⁺ ions and O²⁻ ions held together by ionic bonding.
In the water treatment industry, Magnesium Oxide can be used for various applications. It can purify water by precipitating dissolved heavy metals and filtering out suspended solids. It is an effective base, which offers a safe method of pH control in comparison to other neutralizing agents such as Caustic Soda which is hazardous. It can also be utilized as a dry Magnesium Oxide powder, or converted to Magnesium Hydroxide for additional uses. Magnesium Oxide can create denser sludge, improve metals removal, and is safe for workers.
Magnesium Oxide is calcined using either a multi-hearth furnace, with uniform temperatures yielding high quality consistent material, or using a single burner rotary kiln. Calcined Magnesium Oxide is used in a wide variety of industrial applications, such as Pulp and Paper, Water Treatment, Animal Feed, Epsom Salts, Soil Remediation, Flue Gas Desulfurization, and the Food and Beverage industry. We can supply several grades of MgO suitable for all of these applications.
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