Methylene Blue: A Chemical for Treating Aquarium Fish

Methylene Blue: A Chemical for Treating Aquarium Fish

aquarium-1Methylene Blue is effective against superficial fungal infections of fish. The drug may be used as an alternative to Malachite Green for the control of fungus when it is known that the fish to be treated are sensitive. Methylene Blue is safe for use with fish eggs and fry for the prevention of fungal infections. As a secondary use, it is effective against some external protozoans, such as Ichthyophthirius (Ich), Chilodonella and Costia. Read More

Do you know how Antoine Lavoisier became father of modern chemistry?

antoine-lavoisierAntoine Lavoisier [Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier] French chemist was born on August 26, 1743 – died on May 08, 1794. Lavoisier considered as Father of modern chemistry and was a French nobleman prominent in the histories of chemistry and biology. In 1783, he was the first person to succeed in determining the composition of water and in synthesizing the compound from its elements. Read More

Sulfuric Acid Uses & Applications

sulfuric-acid-applicationsSulphuric acid is an important industrial chemical which is used in the manufacturing processes of many goods over a wide range of applications. Sulfuric acid used in pulp and paper industry for chlorine dioxide generation, tall oil splitting and pH-adjustments. Over one million tons of sulphuric acid is made each year in the UK alone, with an additional 40 million tones being produced in the USA. Annual worldwide production. Read More

Food additives: a natural cocktail of chemicals

feature-food-additivesWe live in an era of ready-to-eat meals and packaged food, which has effectively reduced the time taken up by cooking, in the jam-packed schedule of our lives. However, customers do not want to compromise with taste, colour or freshness of the food when they open the packets. This changing eating habit has significantly transformed the way food is prepared, packaged and preserved, making food. Read More