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Chemicals Often Associated with Wastewater Collection, Treatment, and Analysis

Name

Alternate Name

Formula

ammonia

-

NH3

ammonium hydroxide

ammonium

NH4OH

calcium carbonate

limestone

CaCO3

carbon dioxide

-

CO2

calcium hydroxide

slaked lime

Ca(OH)2

calcium hypochlorite

high test hypochlorite/HTH

CaCl(OCI)

calcium oxide

quicklime

CaO

copper sulfate

blue vitriol/bluestone

CuSO45H2O

hydrochloric acid

muriatic acid

HCl

methane

marsh gas

CH4

methanol

wood alcohol

CH3OH

sodium hydroxide

caustic soda/lye

NaOH

sodium hypochlorite

liquid bleach

NaOCl