Acetone is a chemical compound with the formula (CH₃)₂CO. It is a colorless, volatile liquid that belongs to the ketone family. Acetone is the simplest and most well-known member of the ketone class. One of the notable features of acetone is its ability to evaporate quickly, leaving behind no residue. This characteristic makes it a popular choice in industries where fast-drying is required, such as in the production of coatings, films, and cleaning agents. The specifications for acetone are:

  • Color: Colorless
  • Freezing Point: -94.7°C (-138.5°F)
  • Heavy Metals: Typically not present in significant quantities
  • Iron: Typically not present in significant quantities
  • Specific Gravity: 0.79 at 20°C (68°F)
  • Odor: Sweet, fruity odor

Acetone Uses in Water Treatment

Acetone is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that can be used to remove organic contaminants from water, increase the permeability of water membranes, and treat wastewater. It is important to note that acetone is a VOC, so it should only be used in water treatment applications where the risks of air pollution are low. When using acetone in water treatment, it is important to always wear personal protective equipment (PPE), store acetone in a cool, dry place, and do not mix acetone with other chemicals. Order acetone from Water Solutions Unlimited.

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