BioBrine MCtm is our liquid solution form of magnesium chloride. It’s available in various concentrations of MgCl2 (magnesium chloride) and is commercially available by bulk (rail, tank, or car); bulk tank truck; intermediate bulk containers (called IBCs) or totes holding 200 to 300 gallons each; 55-gallon drums; and in smaller consumer packaging.
We offer a wide selection of liquid magnesium chloride products. These products are enhanced with agricultural additives, such as Ice Ban®, Caliper®, and distiller’s steepwater, as well as inhibited magnesium chloride brines meeting the rigid Pacific Northwest States (PNS) corrosion-resistant standards.
You can use our liquid magnesium chloride for a variety of applications, including
MeltSnow.com ’s BioBrine MCtm liquid magnesium chloride is primarily used for anti icing as a direct application before the onset of snow and ice. You accomplish this by using it as a pre-wetting agent to catalyze and enhance road salt. You can also use it in dust control of unpaved roads and parking lots. Our magnesium chloride is generally viewed as the best choice when using a chloride-based product to address snow and ice concerns. Special surfaces, like brick and architectural design features (think granite, stone, pavers, and various concrete surfaces), typically respond best to magnesium.
It’s also the most environmentally-sound choice. Surrounding, shrubs, grass, plants, and vegetation are susceptible to damage when exposed to ice melters. Magnesium chloride provides very low negative impact on landscape features, yet it still provides the strength in performance to keep areas clear for safe travel. Magnesium chloride in liquid form is an excellent choice for applying to surrounding walkways and entrance access points to buildings. Tracking sand and salt into buildings has become a major concern for facilities managers and maintenance personnel. Liquid magnesium is simple to manage and doesn’t damage carpets and flooring surfaces.
Winter – Anti-Icing
BioBrine MCtm liquid magnesium chloride is commonly used in winter applications because it combines a low freezing point with a concentration that is higher than other liquid deicers. BioBrine MCtm is ideal for anti-icing (e.g treating surfaces prior to a winter event). This allows a proactive approach to snow fighting by applying the solution directly on roads and parking areas before it snows. As the ice and snow fall, the moisture activates the application and creates a brine.
The anti-icing process melts the first couple of centimeters of snow. The benefit? The mechanical clearing becomes significantly easier as the bonding of the ice and snow to the road is diminished, providing an easier and more time-efficient process. Typically, the clearing blade will get down to the pavement, allowing for effective subsequent treatments and the prevention of “hard pack.”
Winter – Pre-wetting
Liquid magnesium chloride deicer is used to pre wet dry products, like rock salt and sand, to improve their performance. The added moisture when sprayed on dry material has several benefits, including less material used with similar performance. Moist salt sits on the surface, and “scatter” from traffic is reduced, saving material cost and benefiting the surrounding environment with less material on the shoulder of the road. The liquid magnesium activates the brining process of the salt, providing a spike in temperature, which improves the performance. You’ll also use less of the material, and you’ll find that it works at significantly lower temperatures than using straight salt without pre-wetting. When used for pre-wetting, the liquid magnesium is usually sprayed right at the spinner just before the salt scatters on the desired surface that is being treated.
SOLUTIONS magnesium chloride salt in liquid form is available in bulk tank truck and rail car. Based in the heart of snow country near Boston, MA, Meltsnow.com operates liquid magnesium chloride bulk terminals in five locations in the Northeast: North Billerica, MA; Boston, MA; Framingham, MA; Albany, NY; and Bayonne, NJ.