Very Effective Descaling Agent
About Sulfamic Acid
Sulfamic Acid, also known as Amidosulfonic, Amidosulfuric, and Aminosulfonic Acid, is a chemical compound with a chemical formula of H3NO3S. It is a thick, odorless, colorless, water-soluble, and non-volatile hygroscopic chemical Inorganic Acid with a crystalline white solid appearance.
It is commonly used as a cleaning agent and for removing rust and limescale; it is also a component of household descaling agent. Sulfamic Acid has water descaling properties, low volatility, and toxicity.
- It has a very high shelf life.
- It is non-flammable and non-explosive; therefore, it does not require storage or handling arrangement.
- It is very effective as a descaling agent.
- It is produced industrially by treating Urea with a mixture of sulfur trioxide and Sulfuric Acid or Oleum.
- It is mainly a precursor to sweet-tasting compounds, as it is used as a raw material for artificial sweetener production
- It is less corrosive to metals than other mineral acids.
- It is soluble in Water and Formamide and slightly soluble in Methanol, Ether, Acetone, and concentrated Sulfuric Acid.
- At room temperature, it is stable for a long time, but rapid hydrolysis occurs at elevated temperatures.
- Permits bleaching at higher temperatures and lower PH without loss of strength.
- It can be safely handled and stored in the dry form.
Sulfamic Acid is a super-efficient agent for descaling, but it is also used for cleaning several domestic appliances and industrial equipment. As a cleaning agent, it is mainly utilized to clean: heat exchangers, boilers, condensers, descaling toilets, jackets and coils, mineral deposits, and dairy equipment such as milk evaporators and pipelines; to remove: excess of grout on tiles, protein deposits, hard water scale, beer and milk stone, cooper corrosion, and light rust. Some other uses are listed below:
- Catalyst component for esterification process
- Element in dye and pigment manufacturing
- Utilized as a herbicide
- Ingredient for denture tablets
- Component in fire extinguishing
- Urea-formaldehyde resins coagulator
- Part of the synthesis of nitrous oxide by reaction with nitric Acid
- Stabilizer in the pulp and paper industry
Sulfamic Acid in the paper & pulp Industry: It prevents pulp degradation due to temperature at the chlorination and hydrochloride stages.
Sulfamic Acid is used in the manufacturing of dyes, pigments, and in the dyeing of leather: it removes excess of nitrides used in the diazotization reactions in the manufacturing of dyestuffs and pigments.
Sulfamic Acid in Chlorine Stabilization: It stabilizes chlorine in swimming pools and cooling towers.
Sulfamic Acid in Electroplating and Electro-refining: Metal sulphonate electrolytes are valued for their high solubility. Cadmium, cobalt nickel, lead-silver, and radium sulphamte deposits are bright and dense. Lead sulphamate (derived from Sulfamic Acid) is used in refining lead when high quality is desired.
Sulfamic Acid in Sulphation and Sulphamation: it is used for the sulphation and sulphamation of many organic compounds. Sulphation ofaklyl pheno-ethylen oxide condensation products for detergents and sulphation of ethoxylated phenol-formaldehyde resins are preferable with Sulfamic Acid. More potent agents cause unwanted ringsulphomation.
Sulfamic Acid in the Plastic industry: it finds application in plastic wherever a curing agent is required, which does not have the disadvantage of inorganic acids, acting faster than organic acids.
Sulfamic Acid Offerings at Lab Alley
Lab Alley has Sulfamic Acid in the following grades and proofs:
Common Uses and Applications
- Cleaning Agent
- Descaling Agent
- Bleaching for pulp
- Dyes and pigments
- Ph adjustment
- Curing Agent for phenol, melamine, and Urea resin
- Agricultural medicine component
- Metal Industry
- Ceramic Manufacturing
- Dye Manufacturing
- Chemical Industry
- Paint Industry
- Water Treatment