Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC)

Benzalkonium Chloride, also known as BZK, alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and ADBAC, is a cationic surface-acting agent belonging to the quaternary ammonium group. It has three main categories of use: as a biocide, a cationic surfactant, and phase transfer agent in the chemical industry.

ColourWater white to pale yellow
FormLiquid @ 20 deg Centigrade
OdourOdour less to faint almond
Solid Content50% / 80% (+_1%)
Free amine content1%maximum
PH value7.5 (+_1)
SolubilitySoluble in water in all proportions
Packing5, 50 & 200 Kgs plastic containers and HMHDEP Drums

APPLICATIONS AND USES

Coating Chemicals
Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) acts as Emulsifier & Preservative in Coating Chemicals for Paints, Wood Treatment, Varnishes and lacquers.
Chemical Industry
Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) is used as precipitant, Phase Transfer Catalyst, Emulsifier/De-Emulsifier,etc. It is also used to prevent algae formation in cooling Towers.
Water Treatment 
Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) is used in water & Effluent Treatment Formulations and Algaecides for Swimming Pools
Oil & Gas
BKC acts as a de-emulsifier/sludge breaker for enhanced oil extraction. It prevents formation of sulphurous gases and inhibits corrosion in pipeline.
Food Industry
Benzalkonium Chloride is non-toxic, non-corrosive,non-taning, non-staining and hence widely used in formulation of cleaner-sanitizers for Dairy Industry , Poultry Farms, Fisheries, Food storage tanks ,etc.
Pulp & Paper Industry
Benzalkonium Chloride is used as a microbiocide for slime control & odour management. Also improver Paper strength & Antistatic properties.
Leather Industry
Inhibits growth of mould & Mildew on hides. Imparts Softening, Wetting & Dyeing.
Horticulture
BKC is highly effective against Moos, Fungi & Algae and is used to clean surfaces affected.
Timber & Textile Industry
BKC also known as chloride free biodegradable fungicide, Biocide, algaecide is widely used in wood industry and textile industry as a Moth Repellents.
Sanitizers
BKC is used as a sanitizer in detergents, as disinfectant in hospitals, fishiries, livestock and aquaculture.