1. Main characteristics of sodium persulfate
Sodium persulfate is the sodium salt of persulfate.
It takes on the appearance of an odorless white crystalline powder and is soluble in water.
Its density is 1.2 g · cm-³² at 20 ° C.
2. Main applications of sodium persulfate
Sodium persulfate is used as a free radical initiator for emulsion polymerizations of polymers, bleach or oxidizing agents.
It is found in the industries of detergents, zinc etching, printed circuits, automotive, paper and fabric dyeing. It can also be used for the manufacture of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products (deodorants, hair lighteners).
3. Industrial handling of sodium persulfate
This material is toxic to human health, so personal protective equipment should be worn for this type of powder.
Sodium persulfate can cause fires or explosions when combined with reducing agents or combustible materials. Therefore, it should be stored in an airtight, dry and cool place away from any source of ignition, incompatible products and heat.
4. Applications of sodium persulfate with Palamatic Process equipment
Sodium persulafte can be conditioned, emptied, transferred, dosed or even stored in industrial processes.
It is essential to prevent any dust emissions of sodium persulfate dust. A dust extraction system at the source of emission should be used as well as a ventilation device for the work area.
A waste disposal process that complies with the regulations in force can complete the installation (controlled incineration for example).
5. Customer applications Palamatic Process with sodium persulfate
Palamatic Process can support you in handling your sodium persulfate powder. Here is an example of an application carried out at one of our client’s plant: a big bag emptying station and sodium persulfate dosing for feeding a twin-screw extruder.