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ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS
AE Water Treatment™
Recent technological breakthroughs in nanotechnology and in the uses of
rare earths, high purity and other advanced metals and their compounds
has allowed for the developmentof new and novel approaches to industrial
and municipal water treatment and groundwater remediation.
American Elements' manufacturing emphasizes production of many innovative materials for treatment of various water sources including industrial wastewater, municipal water facilities, nuclear reactors, groundwater and soils contamination, and swimming pool & spa applications. AE Water TreatmentT chemicals address numerous water and water discharge requirements including algae prevention, pH adjustment, corrosion & scale control, coagulation or flocculation of metallic and other suspended solids, groundwater remediation, and maintenance of atomic reactors.
Algae Prevention. Until recently, state-of-the-art technology has been used in the prevention of algae by removing or "killing" the algae once it appears visually by using one of several algaecides, such as chlorine or quaternary ammonium salts (QAS). While providing a short tem solution, a long term consequence of this process is to actually create more algae. The reason is that the
dead algae decompose into various phosphate compounds which then serve as a a nutrient for new algae growth. Additionally, the process results in odor formation and foaming in the treated water because chlorine sanitizers and algaecides form chloro-ammine compounds which generate the distinctive smell of a chemically-treated swimming pool. American Elements has developed a new proven technology to break this cycle based on the unique capability of lanthanum to bind with free phosphates. By adding American Elements' proprietary formulation of lanthanum to water, initial phosphate levels can be reduced to below 150 parts per billion (ppb) which is lower than the level needed by all types of algae to survive. Thus, rather then killing the algae, our lanthanum solution will prevent the algae from ever forming because of the lack of an essential nutrient. American Elements sells this solution in both small package sizes and bulk tote and tanker quantities under its trademark Phosbuster brand.
Additionally, American Elements manufacturers several lanthanum compounds which can used to either produce an algae prevention material or can be applied directly in certain circumstances. These include lanthanum chloride powder, lanthanum chloride solution, lanthanum carbonate, lanthanum sulfate powder and lanthanum sulfate solution.
American Elements also produces copper sulfate and copper sulfate solution which can be used for algae removal or as a general herbicide to remove plant and vegetation from encroaching on water sources.
Groundwater Remediation. American Elements Nanometals™ division produces several nanoparticles which have found important application in remediation of various groundwater contaminants. For example, American Elements Iron Nanoparticles are useful in the removal of carbon tetrachloride, a potentially carcinogenic bi-product of cleaners and degreasers, from ground water and contaminated soils.
Nuclear Reactor Maintenance. American Elements produces several compounds of the rare earth element Gadolinium to absorb the deadly radioactive neutrons emitted by nuclear waste within reactor chambers. These compounds include gadolinium chloride powder, gadolinium chloride solution, and gadolinium nitrate powder and gadolinium nitrate solution. Additionally, in cooperation with the Canadian Atomic Energy Commission (AECL), American Elements has developed Heavy Gadolinium Nitrate™, a unique form of gadolinium nitrate hexahydrate in which a proprietary process replaces the six (6) natural water of hydration molecules with six (6) molecules of deuterium (heavy water) eliminating the potential for H2O contamination of the H3O (heavy water) in the reactor core. See related Press Release for more information.
Corrosion & Scaling Prevention. Several American Elements compounds are useful in the prevention of corrosion and scaling in equipment such as cooling towers and water transfer lines. These include zinc chloride powder, zinc chloride solution, calcium carbonate, zinc sulfate powder, zinc sulfate solution, zinc orthophosphate and titanium oxide nanopowder.
Coagulation & Flocculation. Contaminant removal by coagulation and flocculation of suspended solids, such as dye and paint waste, can be achieved using several American Elements compounds and nanoparticles including aluminum chloride powder, aluminum chloride solution, iron chloride powder (ferrous and ferric), iron chloride solution, iron sulfate powder, iron sulfate solution and aluminum chloro hydrate.
pH Adjustment. The alkali and alkaline earth metallic compounds are useful in reducing acidity (raising the pH) in water effluents. Typical compounds for this purpose include, calcium carbonate, calcium hydroxide, calcium oxide, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium oxide.
American Elements provides customer guidance on topics such as dosing, water analysis, treatment chemical formulation and material safety data. American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its water treatment and maintenance products.
American Elements will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.
Recent Research & Development for Water Treatment
- Electrical penetration graph studies to investigate the effects of cyantraniliprole on feeding behavior of Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Capsicum annuum. Jacobson AL, Kennedy GG. Pest Manag Sci. 2013 Aug 13.
- Restoration of Superhydrophobicity in Crushed Polymer Films by Treatment with Water: Self-Healing and Recovery of Damaged Topographic Features Aided by an Unlikely Source. Manna U, Lynn DM. Adv Mater. 2013 Aug 13.
- The Protective Effect of Salvianolic Acid B on Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier After Compression Spinal Cord Injury in Rats. Fan ZK, Lv G, Wang YF, Li G, Yu DS, Wang YS, Zhang YQ, Mei XF, Cao Y. J Mol Neurosci. 2013 Aug 14.
- Effect of surfactants and identification of metabolites on the biodegradation of fluoranthene by basidiomycetes fungal isolate Armillaria sp. F022. Hadibarata T, Kristanti RA. Bioprocess Biosyst Eng. 2013 Aug 14.
- Towards a highly efficient simulated sunlight driven photocatalyst: a case of heterostructured ZnO/ZnS hybrid structure. Jia W, Jia B, Qu F, Wu X. Dalton Trans. 2013 Aug 13.
- Feed Restriction Reduces Short-chain Fatty Acid Absorption Across the Reticulo-Rumen of Beef Cattle Independent of Diet. Albornoz RI, Aschenbach JR, Barreda DR, Penner GB. J Anim Sci. 2013 Aug 13.
- Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of acute and late radiation reactions from the MASCC Skin Toxicity Study Group. Wong RK, Bensadoun RJ, Boers-Doets CB, Bryce J, Chan A, Epstein JB, Eaby-Sandy B, Lacouture ME. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Aug 14.
- Multi-walled carbon nanotubes as sorptive material for solventless in-tube microextraction (ITEX2)-a factorial design study. Hüffer T, Osorio XL, Jochmann MA, Schilling B, Schmidt TC. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2013 Aug 13.
- A Simple Isotope Dilution Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method for the Determination of Free Phenytoin. Garg U, Peat J, Frazee C 3rd, Nguyen T, Ferguson AM. Ther Drug Monit. 2013 Aug 12.
- Hydrophobic Plasma Polymer Coated Silica Particles for Petroleum Hydrocarbon Removal. Akhavan B, Jarvis KL, Majewski PJ. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2013 Aug 13.