Salt-Away contains less than 5% Sulfamic Acid
Originally Posted by Pblais
This is the quote from the product web site.
“Water alone will not remove salt. Use of Salt-Away will not correct past damage but will work to protect against salt corrosion and reduces costly repairs caused by salt. Salt-Away breaks down and removes salt build-up with repeated use.”
Water will remove salt and repeated use is required!
Salt is by definition the most soluble substance in water on the planet. It's why we have so much of it in sea water. While the product may aid in reducing the build up it clearly won't work without repeated use as stated by the product web site.
I'm in a quandary of trying to understand just what really is alleged that it does. That says nothing a to if the claims are true.
* (H3NSO3), and Water (H2O).
Share Corporation MSDS: http://www.sharecorp.com/msds/0710SaltAway.pdf
Sulfamic Acid is used in the synthesis of compounds that taste sweet, and as a mild acidic cleaning
agent, typically for metals and ceramics. It is a replacement for hydrochloric acid for the removal
of rust. In households, it is often found as a descaling agent in detergents used for removal
of lime scale.
The pulp and paper industry uses H3NSO3 as a chloride* stabilizer (salt is sodium chloride, NaCl), so there may be
some efficacy (as salt solvent/dispersant) in adding H3NSO3 to water.
Unfortunately, the manufacturer offers no information to substantiate it's (nebulous) claims.
Sulfamic Acid MSDS: SULFAMIC ACID