Anaerobic digestion is used for solids reduction and as a method of energy production in wastewater treatment.  Organics digesting bacteria use oxygen that is chemically bound in organic compounds such as starches, proteins, and fats.

Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties is a manufacturer of many unique and specialty grades of magnesium hydroxide and magnesium oxide. Together, those two chemicals Mg(OH)2 and MgO are in a class of materials called “Magnesia”. The products described below are produced by reacting natural magnesium-rich brine with dolomitic lime under controlled conditions. The grades of synthetic […]

Caustic Potash (KOH) Replacement

Magnesia contributes to many industrial applications.  Two dozen industrial applications for magnesia are listed at this link.

Magnesium hydroxide can offer economic and process benefits in pulp bleaching. Cost savings from the reduction or elimination of certain bleach chemicals can be achieved by employing CellGuard®MH magnesium hydroxide powder as an alternative alkali and cellulose protector. Additional benefits such as a reduction in BOD/COD and anionic trash can improve wastewater treatment and papermaking […]

Flame retardants are chemical additives used in plastics, coatings, and other products to inhibit flame sustenance.  Magnesium hydroxide is used with a resin or similar base material as a flame retardant filler.  This magnesia compound is physically mixed with the base material ( and “additive flame retardant”).

Magnesium Hydroxide Slurry – Martin Marietta is North America’s largest producer of synthetic, high purity magnesium hydroxide slurry (Mg(OH)2) for use in industrial and biological wastewater treatment to adjust pH, supplement alkalinity and precipitate heavy metals.  Since FloMag® magnesium hydroxide slurry provides long lasting alkalinity and improved pH control, it can effectively replace lime, caustic […]

Wastewater Treatment Plant operators use alkalinity as a tool to control and optimize biological activity for efficient wastewater treatment. Proper alkalinity control contributes to expanded water treatment capacity, better permit compliance, cleaner discharge, better use of capital, better process control, lower risk of process upset, and avoids smelly sulfur bacteria! To find out how much […]

This Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties (MMMS) blog comments on portions of the latest United States Geological Service of MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS. We reference independent USGS data to support our “big picture” blog statements. The latest USGS report is available in full online at: https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/magnesium/mcs-2018-mgcom.pdf The MMMS plant in Manistee, MI is a major producer of magnesia […]