What is Ferric Aluminum Sulfate?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate, also known as Ferric alum, is a white crystalline powder. It is an example of a water chemical used chiefly in water treatment. It is soluble in water and a non-toxic chemical substance.

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Ferric Aluminum Sulfate.


What is Ferric Aluminum Sulfate used for?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate finds most of its application in water treatment. The following are the application and uses of the chemical compound:

  • It is used in the food manufacturing industry as a firming agent.
  • It serves as a mordant in the printing industry and also in the process of textile dyeing.
  • It is used for the coagulation process in water purification. It aids the coagulation of impurities, thereby making it easy to separate impure substances from water.
  • In fire fighting, the compound can serve as a foaming agent. Since it is inflammable, it can help combust material from accessing energy, thereby discouraging fire from spreading.
  • The compound is applicable in the treatment and disinfection process of sewage.
  • The compound is used as a deodorant and styptic substance in wound treatment.


What is the chemical formula of Ferric Aluminum Sulfate?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate is a chemical compound. The chemical formula is represented as Al2(SO4)3.18H2O.


Is Ferric Aluminum Sulfate harmful to life?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate is a non-toxic chemical substance. It is used in the purification of drinking water. However, it can pose a threat to human life when used in large quantities.


Where is Ferric Aluminum Sulfate found, and what does it look like?

Anhydrous Ferric Aluminum Sulfate occurs naturally as a rare mineral. It is found mostly in the waste dump of a coal mine or a volcanic environment. However, it can also be produced in the laboratory by adding Aluminum Hydroxide and sulphuric acid.

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate is a white crystalline substance. It can also be made into powder and packaged into bags. It is hygroscopic, odorless, and soluble in water.

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Grinded Ferric Aluminum Sulfate.


What are the hazardous effects of Ferric Aluminum Sulfate?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate is a non-toxic substance. However, it is stimulating to the eyes. It is also non-combustible when exposed to fire but can result in irritation. It is essential to avoid exposing chemicals to the eye and skin while handling.


What are the precautionary measures necessary to be taken while handling Ferric Aluminum Sulfate?

To avoid irritation of the eyes and skin, the following measures may be taken while handling Ferric Aluminum Sulfate:

  • Make use of eyes protection, apron, and gloves.
  • Make use of a dust mask to protect the nose.
  • You should use gloves and acid resistance footwear to protect the foot.
  • Wash your hands immediately after handling the chemical.


What happens if Ferric Aluminum Sulfate is heated?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate undergoes a change when it is heated at a temperature of 580-900°C. The result is that the compound decomposes to form y-Alumina and Sulphur-trioxide.


Is Ferric Aluminum Sulfate soluble?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate is highly soluble in water. It is slightly soluble in dilute mineral acid and alcohol.


Where can I buy Ferric Aluminum Sulfate?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate Granular 16% (Ferrous) is available for sale at Camachem. It is available in two packages which are 25kg PP/PE bags and 50kg PP/PE bags. Camachem ships different chemicals from China to clients across the world.

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate for sale on Camachem.

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate packaged in bags.


How much does Ferric Aluminum Sulfate cost?

The price of Ferric Aluminum sulfate is estimated at $200 per Ton. Meanwhile, the price varies depending on the cost of production. You can make use of the free quotation option to get a quotation for the quantity you desire.


What is the pH of Ferric Aluminum Sulfate?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate is slightly acidic. The substance has a pH value of 3.5. In some cases, the pH value can be slightly below 3.5.


Is Ferric Aluminum Sulfate an electrolyte compound?

Aluminum Sulfate is used as an electrolyte compound alongside Manganese oxide in Supercapacitor.


Can Ferric Aluminum Sulfate go down the drain?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate can go down the drain. However, you may need to neutralize it with lime or soda ash and flush it with water.


Is Ferric Aluminum Sulfate acidic or basic?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate is acidic. The pH is below 7, and it also contains sulphuric acid.


What is the difference between Ferric Aluminum Sulfate and Magnesium Sulfate?

Ferric Aluminum Sulfate is used in water treatment and as a foaming agent. Meanwhile, Magnesium Sulfate is used as health for the treatment of sore feet, boil, chronic pain, and asthma.