Buy high quality ethylene glycol here at ReAgent, where we go the extra mile to ensure your business needs are fulfilled.ReAgent supply ethylene glycol in various sizes to meet your needs. We also offer great discounts on bulk orders. All our products come with 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours after purchase. The sizes that we supply ethylene glycol in are:
How is Ethylene Glycol is Used?
Also known as mono-ethylene glycol, this compound is most commonly used as the main ingredient in antifreeze because it lowers the freezing point of water. Ethylene glycol prevents the formation of ice crystals in water by interfering with hydrogen bonds, making it difficult for water molecules to bind. Interestingly, pure ethylene glycol freezes at -12°C. However, when dissolved in water, it can remain liquid at much lower temperatures. For example, a 60% solution freezes at -45°C.
Industrially, ethylene glycol is mainly used in the manufacture of polyester fibres and polyethylene terephthalate resins for plastic bottles. A second common application is in the natural gas industry as a desiccant to eliminate water vapour from natural gas. This compound is able to prevent the formation of natural gas hydrates in long pipelines transporting the gas from its source to a processing plant.Once it’s no longer needed, ethylene glycol can be removed from the gas and recycled for further use. This method requires high quality ethylene glycol solutions (at least 95%), but lower concentrations can be used to simply decrease the temperature at which these hydrates can form.
In terms of household uses, ethylene glycol is a popular coolant liquid in many types of equipment, including air conditioning. However, in most cases it’s not ideal for car coolant systems. This is because it has a significantly lower specific heat capacity compared to water, which means more liquid is required to maintain the same temperature.
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