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3-HYDROXYPROPIONIC ACID AS A CLEANING AGENT FOR SCALE REMOVAL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022508D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-18

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Abstract

Organic acids are often used in the formulation of cleanings products. Of particular interest for such applications is 3-hydroxypropionic acid, (3HP), which can be used as a cleaning agent to remove or dissolve scale comprising calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, calcium oxide, magnesium oxide, and silicates, or mixtures thereof.