Strontium sulfate distributors, manufacturers, exporters, and suppliers in Muscat Oman.

Muscat chemical is one of the Strontium sulfate distributors, manufacturers,  exporters, and suppliers in Fujairah, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat Oman. We are supplied to various industrial markets including Household, Institutional Cleaning, Personal Care, and Industrial sectors including Oil fields, Agriculture, Lubricants, Marine Industry, Metal Working chemical industry, and Coatings markets.

Strontium sulfate (SrSO4) is the sulfate salt of strontium. It is a white crystalline powder and occurs in nature as the mineral celestine. It is poorly soluble in water to the extent of 1 part in 8,800. It is more soluble in dilute HCl and nitric acid and appreciably soluble in alkali chloride solutions (e.g. sodium chloride).

Strontium sulfate is a polymeric material, isostructural with barium sulfate. Crystallized strontium sulfate is utilized by a small group of radiolarian protozoa, called the Acantharea, as the main constituent of their skeleton.

Applications and chemistry

Strontium sulfate is of interest as a naturally occurring precursor to other strontium compounds, which are more useful. In industry, it is converted to carbonate for use as a ceramic precursor and nitrate for use in pyrotechnics.

The low aqueous solubility of strontium sulfate can lead to scale formation in processes where these ions meet. For example, it can form on surfaces of equipment in underground oil wells depending on the groundwater conditions.

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