W.K. Merriman Products and Services

Magnesium   Hydroxide

Magnesium hydroxide is an alternative alkali for wastewater neutralization and metals removal that works by forming a protective pH buffer. By preventing rapid changes of pH levels, magnesium hydroxide eliminates the danger of an accidental kill of bio-organisms caused by over-feeding of the neutralizer.

Magnesium Hydroxide

Highly effective dry, magnesium hydroxide neutralizes more acid than caustic soda, hydrated lime, or soda ash.

Benefits of magnesium hydroxide include:

  • Decreased usage
  • Metal precipitation at lower pH
  • Improved bio-digestion
  • Produces fast-settling sludge
  • Lower waste disposal costs
  • Non-corrosive
  • Lowered toxicity in effluents
  • Decreased polymer needs
  • Higher sludge percent solids
  • pH buffer of 9.0

Magnesium is a nutrient essential to growth and results in more rapid aerobic digestion, especially in denitrification systems.

The use of magnesium hydroxide for neutralization of acids is proven to be safe and economical for optimizing biological digestion.

The ease of handling, environmental friendliness, and long lasting alkalinity of magnesium hydroxide makes it an ideal choice.

Storage and feed systems are simple, requiring an agitated tank or cone bottom tank with a recirculation line. We ship to suit your needs, in drums, totes, or tank trucks.