American Elements produces a full line of state of the art and traditional wastewater treatment and site remediation chemicals to aid in the management of water sources including industrial wastewater, municipal water facilities, nuclear reactors, groundwater and soils contamination, and swimming pool & spa applications. Products aid in corrosion & scaling prevention, coagulation & flocculation, phosphate removal and pH adjustment. American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its water treatment and maintenance products. Additionally, American Elements provides customer guidance on topics such as dosing, water analysis, treatment chemical formulation and material safety data.

American Elements provides funds to support water conservation and groundwater remediation research programs at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) in Los Angeles, CA.

American Elements' Phosbuster™ line of phosphate removal is the one of the first products to use lanthanum as a binding agent in order to reduce phosphate levels into the parts per billion range. American Elements Heavy Water Gadolinium Nitrate solution is the first of its kind to permit the use of gadolinium as a neutron getter during nuclear vessel clean out without contamination of the deuterium cooling water.

Innovation Case Study #16: American Elements Invents Phosphate Removal Chemical for Municipalities

#16: American Elements Invents Phosphate Removal Chemical for Municipalities


The Challenge

Phosphate buildup is a challenge to any municipal water treatment plant handling agricultural or industrial waste streams that often contain phosphate bearing nutrients, cleaning solutions and solvents. Phosphates are difficult to treat and remove.

The Innovation

In 2005, American Elements developed a line of powders and solutions based on the unique ability of lanthanum chloride to absorb phosphates at the parts per billion levels. After optimization American Elements constructed a bulk production facility and launched the product in May 2006 under the trade name Phosbuster™.

The Result

In 2012, American Elements sold their supply business and licensed the name Phosbuster to another company in the industry. Phosbuster is now used globally by municipalities from Milan, Italy to Los Angeles, California to control phosphate build up in their treatment plants and can also be purchased by retail consumers for use in home pools and spas.
Below is merely a selection of the full catalog of Water Treatment Chemicals products that American Elements manufactures. If you do not see a material you're looking for listed, please search the website or contact customerservice@americanelements.com.

Selected Products Supplied to the Water Treatment Chemicals Industry

Aluminum Sulfate Hydrate Ammonium Zinc Sulfate Hydrate Calcium Carbonate Calcium Chloride
Calcium Chloride Anhydrous, Powder Calcium Chloride Dihydrate Calcium Chloride Hexahydrate Calcium Chloride Hydrate
Calcium Chloride Pearls Calcium Chloride Solution Calcium Hydroxide Calcium Hypochlorite
Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate Calcium Peroxide Calcium Sulfite Copper Sulfate Solution
Copper(II) Oxide Copper(II) Sulfate Pentahydrate Dicalcium Silicate Ferric Chloride
Ferrous Chloride Gadolinium Chloride Anhydrous Gadolinium Chloride Solution Gadolinium Nitrate
Gadolinium Nitrate Hexahydrate Gadolinium Nitrate Pentahydrate Gadolinium Nitrate Solution Iron Chloride Solution
Iron Nanoparticle Dispersion Iron Nanoparticles Iron Sulfate Solution Iron(II) Chloride
Iron(II) Chloride Hydrate Iron(II) Sulfate Heptahydrate Iron(III) Chloride Lanthanum Carbonate
Lanthanum Chloride Solution Lanthanum Chloride, Anhydrous Lanthanum Sulfate Lanthanum Sulfate Solution
Lanthanum(III) Chloride Hydrate Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate Magnesium Hydroxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Magnesium Hydroxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder
Magnesium Oxide Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate Manganese Dioxide Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate
Methylammonium Chloride Nickel Sulfate Nickel Sulfate Anhydrous Nickel Sulfate Solution
Nickel(II) Chloride Hexahydrate Nickel(II) Chloride Hydrate Potassium Chloride Solution Potassium Ethylxanthate
Potassium Fluoride Potassium Hydroxide Potassium Hydroxide Flake Potassium Hydroxide Hydrate
Potassium Hydroxide Pellets Potassium Isopropylxanthate Potassium Permanganate Silica Gel
Silicon Dioxide Sodium Acetate Sodium Acetate Solution Sodium Acetate Trihydrate
Sodium Acetate, Anhydrous Sodium Aluminate Sodium Bicarbonate Sodium Bisulfite
Sodium Borohydride - Sodium Hydroxide Solution Sodium Carbonate Sodium Carbonate Decahydrate Sodium Carbonate Monohydrate
Sodium Carbonate, Anhydrous Sodium Chloride Sodium Chloride Solution Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate
Sodium Gluconate Sodium Hydrogen Sulfate Sodium Hydroxide Monohydrate Sodium Hydroxide Solution
Sodium Hydroxide, Anhydrous Sodium Hypochlorite Solution Sodium Metabisulfite Sodium Molybdate Dihydrate
Sodium Perborate Monohydrate Sodium Perborate Tetrahydrate Sodium Permanganate Sodium Permanganate Monohydrate
Sodium Permanganate Solution Sodium Phosphate Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Dibasic Dodecahydrate Sodium Phosphate Monobasic Dihydrate
Sodium Phosphate Tribasic Anhydrous Sodium Pyrophosphate Tetrabasic Sodium Silicofluoride Sodium Sulfite
Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate Sodium Tetraborate Pentahydrate Sodium Thiosulfate Anhydrous Sodium Thiosulfate Pentahydrate
Sodium Thiosulfate Solution Tetramethylammonium Chloride Titanium Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder
Titanium(IV) Oxide, Brookite Nanopowder Tributylmethylammonium Chloride Tricaprylylmethylammonium Chloride Tunable Nanoporous Carbon
Ultra Dry Calcium Chloride Ultra Dry Sodium Chloride Zero Valent Iron Powder Zinc Chloride
Zinc Chloride Solution Zinc Dihydrogen Phosphate Zinc Phosphate Zinc Phosphate Hydrate
Zinc Phosphate Sputtering Target Zinc Phosphate Tetrahydrate Zinc Sulfate Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate
Zinc Sulfate Hydrate Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate Zinc Sulfate Solution

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