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Potassium chloride has anyone used it as a liquid

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by kcplowman, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. kcplowman

    kcplowman Member
    Messages: 63

    Has anyone used potassium as liquid. Either mixed with salt brine or by itself. They have some potassium chloride crystals for water softeners and I was thinking about disolving some to try out, but don't know what the mix percentage should be. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated. Thnks

    ARBGIM Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Potassium ACETATE, as a liquid, is a very effective and safe deicer. Used on airport runways because of the low corrosion.

    Potassium chloride can be used, but doesn't go down to very low temps. Magnesium chloride is better, but if potassium chloride is all you have ...
  3. alwaysgotit

    alwaysgotit Inactive
    Messages: 33

    it's ok

    we have sold it in the past and in fact sell a product that is 82% brine 10% calcium 8% magnesium and 1% potassium but as a stand alone product it's not that great in liquid form.
    Calcium is xothermic which is why it gets hot when mixed with water so that's always a safe bet.
    We also carry a 50% brine and 50% calcium mix.....both products sell for about $1.20/gal. and work great!