PRODUCT BULLETIN ACID MATRIX AB-327 – Acid Bright AB-329 – Acid Bright AC-350 – Acid Cleaner AC-TO – Acid Cleaner AC-101 – Acid Cleaner & Descaler Delime – Acid Cleaner & Descaler ACIDS FOUND IN MEYER LABORAOTRY PRODCUTS Hydrofluoric Acid Sulfuric Acid Citric Acid Phosphoric Acid TYPES OF ACIDS Strong Acids - A strong acid will dissociate completely in water. Examples of strong acids – Sulfuric (very strong) and Phosphoric (strong – closer to the weak end of the scale than the strong end). Weak Acids - A weak acid will only dissociate to a certain percentage; often a very small percentage only. Examples of weak acids – Hydrofluoric and Citric. Remember: the terms strong acid and weak acid don’t refer to how much harm these acids could cause should the user come in contact (bodily) with the different acids. USES FOR ACIDS Hydrofluoric Acid – Used for cleaning iron and steel castings, in the refining of certain metals, for etching glass and for cleaning mineral sands. It is widely used as an aluminum cleaner and brightener and can be used to remove rust stains from fabric in commercial laundries. Sulfuric Acid – The major use of sulfuric acid in the production of fertilizers. It is widely used in the manufacture of hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, dyes, explosives and drugs. It is used in processing metals – in cleaning of iron and steel before plating. Citric Acid – Citric Acid is the mostly widely organic acidulate. Used for flavor, metal chelation, pH adjustment, replacement for corrosive acids and textile finishing. Phosphoric Acid – Phosphoric Acid is used while performing certain jobs; catalyst in making ethylene, purification of hydrogen peroxide, rust proofing metals before painting and coagulating rubber latex. Also, this acid is used to make detergents, dental cements, flavoring syrups, soft drinks and fertilizers. AB-327 Hydrofluoric Acid (14%), Sulfuric Acid (16%), and Surfactants More surfactants than AB-329. AB-327 is used to brighten and clean aluminum, and steel surfaces. Don’t use on brick masonry, marble, granite, sandstone, terra cotta, exposed aggregate, stone buildings, glass, concrete or limestone unless etching is desired. The sulfuric acid in this product is used to create acid value and little else. AB-327 will foam more than AB-329. AB-327 is a safe truck wash, cleans all metals to their fullest and removes road tar and diesel exhaust. AB-329 Hydrofluoric Acid (14%), Sulfuric Acid (16%) and Surfactants Less surfactants than AB-327. AB-329 is used to brighten and clean aluminum, and steel surfaces. Don’t use on brick masonry, marble, granite, sandstone, terra cotta, exposed aggregate, stone buildings, glass, concrete or limestone unless etching is desired. The sulfuric acid in this product is used to create acid value and little else. AB-329 will foam less than AB-327. AC-350 Hydrofluoric Acid (1%-4%), Phosphoric Acid (8%-12%) and Surfactants AC-350 has more cleaning capabilities and therefore is more of a detergent that AB-327 and AB-329. The phosphoric acid in AC-350 is what really sets it apart from the AB-327 and AB-329. AC-350 can be used on aluminum as well as stainless steel. Don’t use on brick masonry, marble, granite, sandstone, terra cotta, exposed aggregate, stone buildings, glass, concrete or limestone unless etching is desired. AC-TO Citric Acid (18%-22%), Sulfuric Acid (12%-15%) and Surfactants This product was designed for a potato chip and pork rind plant. It was used to clean the carbonized black that had built up on the grease vats. Extreme caution must be used with the application of this product. The citric acid in AC-TO gives this product good cleaning capabilities. It should be treated as an acid detergent rather than an acid brightener. AC-101 Phosphoric Acid (>30%) and Surfactants Highly concentrated cleaner formulated to remove mineral deposits, scale and milk stone from food processing equipment. The phosphoric acid in this product gives it good cleaning capabilities – low foam, free rinsing, USDA approved and leaves stainless bright and shiny. Delime Phosphoric Acid (>20%) and Surfactants Professional strength cleaner and descaler that is specially designed to remove heavy lime and scale deposits without the damaging effect of stronger acids – low foam, no odors or fumes, corrosion inhibitors and free rinsing.