Dewatering water is a versatile product. The applications of dewatering water are not known to everyone. In this blog we explain what you can use the water for.
What exactly is dewatering water?
Dewatering water consists mainly of water mixed with a small amount of oxalic acid. Oxalic acid is a relatively mild acid and is also known as acid acid. The pure anhydrous substance occurs as a white crystalline powder. The acid is sparingly soluble in water. In nature, this acid occurs in, among others: rhubarb, cocoa, nuts, berries, beets, spinach and purslane. Dewatering water has just the right ratio of water to oxalic acid. It is ready to use and does not need to be diluted.
How does dewatering water work?
As the name suggests, dewatering water removes ‘the weather’ in certain products. Wood can weather due to moisture. This causes stains to appear in wood over time. This is a chemical process that have been explained in the introduction to chemistry pdf. Dewatering water ensures that this chemical process is stopped and even reversed. It is therefore wise to rinse the treated area well with water after using dewatering water. This stops the action of dewatering water.
Applications with dewatering water:
1. Weathered spots on wood
Untreated wood is more sensitive to weather stains. A group of chemical compounds in wood called polyphenols can react to moisture. This creates a chemical process in which the polyphenols are converted into quinones. Polyphenols are colorless, but quinones have a brown color. The final discolorations are formed by this chemical oxidation process. If the oxidation process has progressed too far, dewatering water will no longer be able to remove the stains.
2. Grayed wood
Just like brown and yellow stains in wood, grayed wood also occurs in untreated wood. This is due to the weather influences to which the wood is exposed. Many people find this natural graying beautiful. However, this will cause the wood to rot earlier because there is no additional protection available. The aging of the wood is because the natural dyes in the upper layers of the wood are washed away by rain. UV light also causes the natural colors to fade. As a result, wood will not age in the same way in every place. With dewatering water you can give the wood back its original color. The acids in the water collect the dyes still present and distribute them over the treated areas.
3. Green attack
Green deposits are a natural growth of algae. You see green deposits especially in places where there is little sunlight. Just when the days get shorter and it rains more often, you see that your beautiful terrace or fence becomes greener and greener. You can also use dewatering water here. It ensures that the green deposits disappear from your fence and garden furniture. Green deposits on tiles are better removed with another product. There are special products available on the market for this.
4. Fly rust
Fly rust consists of small rust particles introduced into the environment. The characteristics of this are a rough to the touch brown surface or an orange haze. Dewatering water can be used to remove flash rust from, for example, car paint. This must be done shortly after the contamination. Fly rust that has been present for a while is best removed with a fly rust remover.
5. Limescale on Polyester
You can also easily remove limescale on fiberglass boats, for example, with dewatering water. The lime particles are dissolved by the dewatering water. It is also important to rinse well with water after a while.
6. Blood and Rust Stains
Blood and/or rust stains in textiles or stone can be tackled with dewatering water. Just like flash rust, the water will loosen and dissolve the pollution. To do this, place a cloth sprinkled with dewatering water on the contaminated area and leave it for an hour. After the time rinse well with water.