MERQUEL® 48

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MERQUEL® 48

Chemical Name:
MERQUEL® 48
Formula:

HBr

CAS Number:
12124-97-9
Molecular Weight:
97.94

General & Use:

MERQUEL®48 is a source of elemental bromine for industry. MERQUEL®48, as Bromine containing compounds, can be used to oxidize elemental mercury present in coal into ionic species thereby enhancing the overall capture of mercury in downstream pollution control equipment. Hereby, one may find a link to a detailed HBr Handbook addressing its safety aspects.

Typical Properties:

Property

Appearance
CLEAR, COLORLESS, TO YELLOW LIQUID

Color APHA
max 50

Density 20/20°C g/ml
min 1.48

HBr Content %
48-49

Chlorides (as Cl-) wt %
max 0.01

Iron (as Fe2O3) ppm
max 2

Heavy Metals (as Pb) ppm
max 3

Arsenic (as As) ppm
max 0.5

Non-Volatiles %
max 0.005

Free Bromine %
max 0.001

Sulfates (as SO4) ppm
max 10

Iodides (as I-) %
max 0.01

Sodium (Na) ppm
max 10

Calcium (Ca) ppm
max 5

Mg ppm
max 5

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