Magnesium Hydroxide

Organizations have widely used magnesium hydroxide slurry for:

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Heavy metal precipitation
  • Acid neutralization of industrial wastewater

Many industrial and municipal wastewater facilities are transitioning to using magnesium hydroxide in aerobic and anaerobic biological treatment systems.

Magnesium hydroxide slurry makes a nutrient in the form of magnesium readily available to the microorganisms. Magnesium hydroxide provides more CaCO3 equivalent alkalinity on an equal weight basis.

For end-users, when used properly, the benefits of magnesium hydroxide slurry include its:

  • Buffering ability which provides the added benefit of excellent pH control
  • Handling properties
  • Non-hazardous and non-corrosive properties

Northstar’s Magnesium Hydroxide Slurry

When organizations need to make alkalinity additions and pH adjustments to their waste streams, Northstar Chemical’s magnesium hydroxide slurry treatment option is:

  • Non-hazardous
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Safe and cost-effective

Our slurry is made with ultra high-purity magnesium hydroxide with top-of-the-line mixing equipment. This makes our slurry more stable and less likely to precipitate out.

The settling of the magnesium hydroxide particles from its slurry can cause substantial cleanup costs if not kept in proper suspension. This process can also damage an organization’s storage and feed system to a point where they need new equipment. Using a slurry with high-quality makeup and proper preparation is vital to keeping your process running and minimizing maintenance and replacement costs.

Magnesium hydroxide reduces disposal costs by greatly lessening sludge. Our magnesium hydroxide is easy to handle, store, and use, which makes it a viable option for wastewater treatment.

In addition, our magnesium hydroxide buffers to a maximum pH of 9 in most wastewater streams, making biomass damaging pH excursions less likely. Northstar’s magnesium hydroxide slurry also offers price stability.

A Northstar field engineer can evaluate your process and determine if magnesium hydroxide is a viable replacement option at your facility, or provide a higher quality product at a competitive price to ensure your process and equipment isn’t damaged by magnesium hydroxide precipitation.

The magnesium hydroxide provided by Northstar Chemical meets the following certifications:

FDA, USDA, Kosher, Halal, non-GMO, GRAS

For more information, visit our certifications page.