American Elements Water Treatment chemicals address numerous waste water and water discharge requirements including algae prevention, pH adjustment, corrosion and 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 term 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 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 than 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.Building A of Plant--Laboratory

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.

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

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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 chlorohydrate.

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.

AE Water Treatment Chemicals

Aluminum Sulfate Hydrate Ammonium Zinc Sulfate Hydrate Calcium Carbonate Calcium Chloride
Calcium Chloride Dihydrate Calcium Chloride Hexahydrate Calcium Chloride Hydrate Calcium Chloride Pearls
Calcium Chloride Powder Calcium Chloride Solution Calcium Hydroxide Calcium Hypochlorite
Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate Calcium Peroxide 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) Sulfate Heptahydrate
Iron(III) Chloride Lanthanum Carbonate Lanthanum Chloride Solution Lanthanum Chloride, Anhydrous
Lanthanum Sulfate Lanthanum Sulfate Solution Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate Magnesium Hydroxide
Magnesium Hydroxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Magnesium Oxide Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate Manganese Dioxide
Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate Nickel Sulfate Nickel Sulfate Anhydrous Nickel Sulfate Solution
Nickel(II) Chloride Hexahydrate Potassium Chloride Solution Potassium Fluoride Potassium Hydroxide
Potassium Hydroxide Flake Potassium Hydroxide Hydrate Potassium Hydroxide Pellets 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 Monobasic Dihydrate
Sodium Phosphate Tribasic Anhydrous Sodium Pyrophosphate Tetrabasic Sodium Silicofluoride Sodium Sulfite
Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate Sodium Thiosulfate Anhydrous Sodium Thiosulfate Pentahydrate Sodium Thiosulfate Solution
Titanium Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Titanium(IV) Oxide, Brookite Nanopowder 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 Sulfate
Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate Zinc Sulfate Solution