Mining and Rail

As mining has become a large part of Australia’s economy it made perfect economic sense for Formula Chemicals to work with Australian mineral processing industry to come up with solutions to solve industry problems, while offering expert advice and technical support.

Formula Chemicals has a diverse range of chemicals we provide our Mining and Rail customers which include;

  • Dust suppressants to reduce dust generation from mine haul roads, ROM dump hoppers, coal stockpiles and rail wagons.
  • flotation agents in copper mining where it is used to activate oxide mineral species
  • Detergents and degreasers for cleaning mining equipment, locomotives and vehicles
  • Tyre inhibitor to cool, lubricate and
  • Flocculants which promote the binding of particles, enabling the sediment to be taken from the fluid in treating waste water
  • Coagulants remove dirt and other particles suspended in water. Alum and other chemicals are added to water to form tiny sticky particles called “floc” which attract the dirt particles. The combined weight of the dirt and the alum (floc) become heavy enough to sink to the bottom during sedimentation.

 

ALUMINIUM SULPHATE SOLUTION

Aluminium sulphate solution is added to the raw or waste water, causing the surface characteristics of the suspended solids to be altered and causing the solids to attach to one another and precipitate (coagulation). Flocculation is the operation that causes the suspended solids to coalesce. Coagulation and flocculation can lead to the removal of suspended solids in excess of 80 percent.

Product Bulletin

CALCIUM CHLORIDE 32% SOLUTION

General chemical.

 

CAUSTIC SODA PEARL

General chemical

 

FERRIC CHLORIDE LIQUOR 42%

Coagulant for water and waste water treatment.

 

HYDROCHLORIC ACID

Hydrochloric Acid is used by a very wide range of industries and public utilities to neutralise alkalis and to regulate the pH of process or effluent liquors.

Product Bulletin

SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE 12.5%

Sodium Hypochlorite 12.5% is a strong sanitiser and bleaching agent suitable for use in all food, dairying, soft drink, fruit juice and brewing plants.

Product Bulletin

SULFURIC ACID –more than 51%

Recommended Use: Fertilisers, explosives, battery acid (battery grades only), electroplating, dyes, drugs, detergents, adhesives, plastics, paints, tanning, food processing, water treatment.

 

SULFURIC ACID with not more than 51% acid or Battery Fluid

Recommended Use: Fertilisers, explosives, battery acid (battery grades only), electroplating, dyes, drugs, detergents, adhesives, plastics, paints, tanning, food processing, water treatment.