Ethylene Glycol is made of 1,2-ethanediol at a concentration between 80% and 100%. It is a clear liquid and is used in antifreeze, polymer manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and other products.
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Ethylene Glycol Benefits:
- Low flammability
- Low Reactivity
- Industrial strength
- Freeze point depression
- Anti-freezing properties
- Excellent electrical properties
- Variety of use
Ethylene Glycol Applications:
- Ethylene glycol is an antifreeze solution that is used in indoor and outdoor chilling systems. The amount of ethylene glycol used is dependent on the function of the system.
- A refractometer can be used to determine the temperature a chilling system’s solution will freeze, which can be decreased by adding ethylene glycol to the system to decrease the freezing temperature of the solution.
- When ethylene glycol is added to a solution, the glycol breaks down into glycolic acid which causes metals or ammonia to enter the system.
- Testing of pH, ammonia, copper level and iron level should then be tested. With this quality, ethylene glycol is not safe for food or potable water systems.