Phosphoric Acid 85% | Food Grade Fertilizer | Hydro DIY pH Down
Available in these sizes:
- 32 oz (1 Liter)
- 1 Gallon (4 Liter)
- 2 Gallon (8 Liter)
- 5 Gallon (20 Liter)
Phosphoric Acid 85% | Food Grade Fertilizer | Hydro DIY pH Down is a fully water-soluble source of phosphorous, and also make a great pH down.
Phosphoric acid, also known as orthophosphoric acid or phosphoric (V) acid, is a mineral (inorganic) acid having the chemical formula H3PO4. Orthophosphoric acid molecules can combine with themselves to form a variety of compounds which are also referred to as phosphoric acids, but in a more general way. The term phosphoric acid can also refer to a chemical, or reagent, consisting of phosphoric acids, usually orthophosphoric acid.
Phosphoric Acid 85% is a FOOD GRADE product. This product is used to add phosphorous (P) to a concentrate, or directly to your reservoir. Phosphoric Acid 85% is also a great way to lower your Ph, or make your own Hydro DIY pH Down
Phosphoric Acid 85% is suitable for preparation of fertilizer blends and for production of liquid fertilizers, or as a Hydro DIY pH Down
The advantages of Phosphoric Acid 85% :
Phosphoric Acid In hydroponics, green houses, indoor cultivation :
In hydroponics Phosphoric Acid can be added to your reservoir to lower the pH of the nutrient solutions. While other types of acids can be used (sulfuric acid, nitric acid, citric acid), none of these are as strong phosphoric acid 85% food grade fertilizers.
Since phosphorus is a nutrient or element used by plants, you might be adding phosphoric acid to lower you pH, but in reality you are also feeding your plants phosphorus as well. Win-Win
Phosphoric Acid 85% as a Rust removal:
Phosphoric Acid 85% Food Grade Fertilizer may also be used as a "rust remover", by direct application to rusted iron, steel tools, or surfaces. After treatment, the black phosphate coating can be scrubbed off, leaving a fresh metal surface. Multiple applications of phosphoric acid may be required to remove all rust. The black phosphate coating can also be left in place, where it will provide moderate further corrosion resistance.
Directions: Dilute Phosphoric Acid 85% Food Grade Fertilizer 20-50% concentration with water, and soak your metal in this solution until rust is eliminated.
CAUTION: Phosphoric Acid is corrosive Dont get on your skin or in your eyes. Wear the proper protective gear: glasses, gloves etc...
Phosphoric Acid 85% as a Food additive:
Phosphoric Acid 85% Food Grade Fertilizer is also used to acidify foods and beverages such as various colas. It provides a tangy or sour taste, and being a mass-produced chemical is available cheaply and in large quantities. Think about that next time you go grab a pop! :)
Phosphoric Acid 85% Food Grade Fertilizer Other uses:
- As a catalyst in the hydration of alkenes to produce alcohols, predominantly ethanol.
- As an electrolyte in copper electropolishing for burr removal and circuit board planarization.
- As a flux by hobbyists as an aid to soldering.
- As a cleaner by construction trades to remove mineral deposits, cementitious smears, and hard water stains.
- As a pH adjuster in cosmetics and skin-care products.
- As a dispersing agent in detergents and leather treatment.
- As an additive to stabilize acidic aqueous solutions within a wanted and specified pH range.
Phosphoric Acid 85% Applications:
To use Phosphoric Acid 85% Food Grade as a Fertilizer you must first know that it has a 0-26-0 fertilizer analysis or nutrient content. Has a Specific Gravity (SG) of 1.68.
P = 26.88%
If you take (1) gallon of R.O. water and add (1)ml of Phosphoric Acid 85% Food Grade Fertilizer you would have 119ppm (P) Phosphorus in solution.
Note: Keep this in mind when you use Phosphoric acid as a Hydro DIY pH Down!
CAUTION: Phosphoric Acid is corrosive Dont get on your skin or in your eyes. Wear the proper protective gear: glasses, gloves etc..
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