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Various Applications of Potassium Acetate Deicer

Potassium acetate is an effective deicer that can effectively remove frost, ice, or snow from most surfaces. High-grade potassium acetate is recommended for deicing. It comes in liquid form, is formulated to various concentrations, and is packaged in drums or in bulk. Some manufacturers provide potassium acetate deicers in powder form that come in 22.5kg bags. This way, you can use a versatile deicing product that can be used in various applications like hydro testing, well kill fluids, and well test work-over.

Deicing is the most basic application for potassium acetate. It is found to be more effective and environmentally friendly than chloride salts such as magnesium chloride and calcium chloride for the reason that it is less aggressive and harmful to soils. It is almost non-toxic to vegetation, mammals, and fish, too. Moreover, it is less corrosive than other commercial grade deicers, making it ideal for airport runways. Potassium acetate can cool and create a crust over burning oil, making it a good extinguishing agent. Hence, it is a crucial ingredient in class K fire extinguishers.

Potassium acetate deicers are safe for bridges and areas that are made of sensitive material. They work fast, so roads and runways can be passable within a short period of time, resulting in minimal downtime and less traffic. Potassium acetate deicers meet the FAA approved specifications, and their low BOD, biodegradable, and non-persistent formulation ensures minimal environmental impact. You can easily apply potassium acetate using existing equipment like conventional spraying units, and it can activate at sub-zero temperatures.

You may prefer potassium acetate deicers for removing ice and snow from sidewalks. The deicer diffuses through the ice and snow to break the bond between the road and frozen precipitation, but it does not create a slippery surface (unlike what happens when you use a glycol-based deicer). A gallon of potassium acetate will do well on thin ice, and up to three gallons can work on a one-inch thick icy surface.

A potassium acetate deicer can be used to anti-icing and prevent the further formation of ice. This way, you can have a cost effective means to prevent frozen precipitation from forming and sticking to the road. The deicer can be easily reapplied when you notice early signs of bonding. Plow the road once in a while to minimize fluid dilution. If you are using a powder potassium acetate deicer, consider wetting the surface before application to enhance melting efficiency.

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Novamen Inc. is a privately held company and was started in 2010. With over 30 years of combined knowledge and experience in these markets, the founders are building the company with the intention of offering products and services to industrial clients that go beyond those of traditional chemical companies. Operating in Alberta, Novamen Inc. focus is primarily to industrial, oil, natural gas and mining industries throughout Canada. Visit Novamen Inc. to learn more about the chemical solutions you need more accessible, efficient, and cost effective than it has ever been.