corrosion inhibitors

Corrosion Inhibitors – What Are They & How Do They Work? 

Why are corrosion inhibitors important for water processing systems like HVACs, boilers, water cooling systems, and more? Corrosion and scale build-up can cause damage to major systems that use water for processing, so it is important to use chemical inhibitors to remove and prevent the build-up of these damaging elements.

What is corrosion?Corrosion occurs when metals break down into their chemical stable compounds, like metal oxides, metal sulfides, or metal hydroxides. The scientific definition of corrosion can be shortened by simply explaining it as rusting. And this can be prevented by not letting oxidation occur.

How Can Corrosion Inhibitors Help? 

Chemicals that are used as corrosion inhibitors are also referred to as oxygen scavengers and they work to remove existing corrosion and scales while also removing excess oxygen from closed loop water systems to prevent oxidation and future corrosion from occurring.

If you are looking for a chemical supplier to provide you with high-quality corrosion inhibitors in bulk, Ecolink can help. At Ecolink we offer several different bulk options for corrosion inhibitors and oxygen scavengers that can be used to keep your water processing systems in healthy working order, including our newest corrosion and scale inhibitor, Boiler Guard. If you need help deciding on the best chemicals for your particular applications, our skilled team of chemists and experts can help.

 Benefits Of Shopping For Water Treatment Chemicals With Ecolink:

  • Bulk Supplier – Ecolink is a trusted bulk supplier of chemicals and solvents with over 30 years of experience. Ecolink can provide you with 5-gallon buckets or 55-gallon drums of the chemicals you need. This ensures you can easily order enough supply to accommodate your facility and receive the benefits of bulk pricing. 
  • Product Variety – Ecolink offers a variety of chemical products including corrosion inhibitors. Whether you are in need of standard commodity chemicals, green chemical alternatives, specialty chemicals, or anything in between, the experts at Ecolink will be able to help you find the best solutions for your needs. 
  • Fast Shipping – Ecolink has a quick turnaround time for all products that are in stock.  Standard orders will ship in two business days and orders placed before 11 am EST can qualify for same-day shipping. 
  • Expert Knowledge – Ecolink’s dedicated team of highly trained chemists and experts will work with you to understand your needs and provide you with the best chemical solutions for your industry and applications. 

Want To Learn More About Corrosion Inhibitors?

 If you are in need of water treatment chemicals in bulk, contact Ecolink here! Our team is ready to answer your questions and help you find exactly what you need.


what is an oxygen scavenger

What is an Oxygen Scavenger

To answer the question “what is an oxygen scavenger?”, it is important to understand that an oxygen scavenger is a product comprising one or more reactive compounds that when combined with oxygen, will reduce or completely remove oxygen in liquids. These chemicals are often used in different water treatment applications to remove oxygen from large water cooling systems, boilers, and more to prevent corrosion and debris build-up. 

What Is An Oxygen Scavenger & How Do They Work?

Oxygen scavengers are comprised of natural compounds designed to react with oxygen in order to eliminate it (oxygen). 

In boilers and water treatment applications, these chemicals are added to the systems to reduce or remove any oxygen that may be present. This will help to prevent the build-up of corrosion and scales within these systems, keeping hoses and valves clear for proper function.

Ecolink provides a variety of high-quality, bulk oxygen scavengers for boilers, water treatment systems, water cooling, HVAC, and more. If you need help finding the best oxygen scavengers for your needs, our skilled team of chemists and experts can help!

Benefits of Working With Ecolink: 

  • Expert Knowledge – Ecolink has been a trusted chemical provider for over 3 decades. Their dedicated team of experts has the knowledge to not only find the perfect chemicals for your use, but also give you important information on how to properly use, store, and dispose of chemical products to protect yourself and your facility. 
  • Variety and Bulk Supply – Whether you are looking for oxygen scavengers, chemical alternatives, or other industrial chemicals, Ecolink will have a solution that works for you and convenient bulk sizing. This includes 5-gallon buckets and 55-gallon drums to accommodate facilities of all sizes. 
  • Eco-Friendly – Ecolink is passionate about the environment and in an effort to make the chemical industry more eco-friendly, they offer a full line of green chemical alternatives. If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint with the use of environmentally preferred chemicals, Ecolink can help! 

Need To Find Oxygen Scavengers? 

If you are looking for the right high-quality, bulk oxygen scavengers for needs, contact Ecolink here! Ecolink is here to answer your questions and provide you with the chemicals you need for an affordable price.


types of oxygen scavengers

Types Of Oxygen Scavengers 

What are the different types of Oxygen Scavengers? For the purposes of understanding oxygen scavengers, an oxygen scavenger is a product comprising one or more reactive compounds that when combined with oxygen, reduce or completely remove  oxygen in liquids or enclosed packaging in order to prolong the shelf life of a product. 

How do Oxygen Scavengers work? Oxygen scavengers are a concoction of natural compounds designed to react with oxygen in order  to eliminate it (oxygen). 

What are the two primary types of oxygen scavengers? 

As a rule, generally oxygen scavengers are divided into organic and inorganic types. Typically, organic oxygen scavengers are carbon based comprising compounds using carbon based  molecules. Typically, inorganic oxygen scavengers are mineral based meaning non-carbon. 

Ecolink provides both organic and inorganic oxygen scavengers. An example of our organic  oxygen scavenger is our Tetrahydrofuran (THF) high-purity, research grade organic solvent.  Widely used in the manufacture of PVC products, THF is also used as a solvent for synthetic or  natural resins.  

Benefits of THF 

  • Organic and non toxic
  • Solvent versatility
  • Low viscosity
  • Aids in the manufacture of renewable platform chemicals and sugars

 An example of our inorganic oxygen scavengers is our Boiler Guard water treatment product.  It is specially produced for steam boilers as a scale and corrosion inhibitor and inorganic oxygen scavenger.  

Benefits of Boiler Guard 

  • Nonflammable
  • Low reactivity
  • Can be used with a wide variety of boiler sizes

Want To Learn More About Oxygen Scavengers and Find Suppliers?

Ecolink is a trusted supplier of bulk chemicals and solvents that can help you find the best chemical solutions for your needs. Contact Ecolink here to speak with a chemist and find out which type of oxygen  scavengers will be best for your applications. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are standing by to help you understand the differences and recommend the most  suitable and efficient product that serves your needs and exceeds your expectations.