aluminum sulfate


Definition of aluminum sulfate

: a white salt Al2(SO4)3 usually made by treating bauxite with sulfuric acid and used in making paper, in water purification, and in tanning

Examples of aluminum sulfate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Savvy consumers will notice potassium aluminum sulfate listed in the ingredients of this deodorant, which is a mineral salt with astringent and antimicrobial properties. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 19 Apr. 2022 To make the iron in the soil more readily available, the soil should be treated with an acidifying agent such as sulfur, iron sulfate (copperas), aluminum sulfate or a liquid soil acidifier. Dan Gill,, 27 Jan. 2021 At this point, the water still has the tea-like color of river water, which the plants eliminate using aluminum sulfate. Eric Roper, Star Tribune, 9 Oct. 2020 To encourage your hydrangeas to bloom blue, apply aluminum sulfate now and again in March, following package directions. Dan Gill,, 30 Sep. 2020 Maine Auburn: Workers are going to be putting aluminum sulfate in Lake Auburn this week to fight algae. USA TODAY, 9 July 2019 The aluminum sulfate will be applied to three-quarters of the lake starting Wednesday. USA TODAY, 9 July 2019 Potential Solutions Treatments of aluminum sulfate are sometimes used to fight algal blooms in small lakes or canals, but is not effective in the much larger ocean. Jenny Howard, National Geographic, 5 July 2019 Scores of fish died in the lake after the town began using a state-approved, low-dose aluminum sulfate treatment to lower the lake's pH levels and improve water clarity, Wilmington NBC-TV affiliate WECT reported. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, 16 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of aluminum sulfate

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aluminum sulfate was in 1868

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3 May 2022

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Medical Definition of aluminum sulfate

: a colorless salt Al2(SO4)3 that is a powerful astringent and is used as a local antiperspirant and in water purification

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