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SB2510 Alkaline Neutralizer Powder

SB 2510 Alkaline Neutralizer is a dry powdered material for use in the reduction of the pH of alkaline rinse water as it reaches the ground during the cleaning or stripping of paint from masonry surfaces. SB 2510 can be spread around the drop area of a structure or mounded around drains, gutters and hard surface paving to neutralize the alkali-laden rinse water prior to outflow from the work area. In order to meet many EPA requirements, the objective is to adjust the runoff to a pH of 7, plus or minus 1, during the operation. 35 pounds of SB 2510 Alkaline Neutralizer will neutralize 0.55 pound-equivalents of alkali. This is equivalent to 22 pounds of solid sodium hydroxide (NaOH).


Determine the area or areas where rinse water will be flowing from the structure or into the ground.

Dilution and Coverage

Dilution: None.

Coverage: Dependent upon substrate and other conditions.


For ground absorption, apply a liberal coating of SB 2510 to the area where rinse water will come in contact with the soil. The drop area is generally two to three feet from the base of the structure. For drains and hard surface paving, construct a mounded catch barrier two to three inches in height of SB 2510. All of the effluent requiring neutralization is to pass through this barrier in order to effect neutralization. From time to time, pH paper is to be soaked in the rinse solution after it has passed through the barrier. Compare the color change to the color guide and change the barrier when the pH reading of 8 or higher has occurred. After several readings, a timing factor can be determined as to how often the pH reading might be required. Once the pH exceeds 8, remove and replace the spent material. Dispose of the spent material according to local, state and federal requirements. This product can also be used to raise the pH of rinse water collected in a tank.

SB 2510 Alkaline Neutralizer is for use by professional con- tractors only. All data applies to ShoreBest products only and may not be applicable to other manufacturer’s products. Exposure to highly concentrated alkalis will result in the release of irritating smoke, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. The SB 2510 Alkaline Neutralizer is not suitable for indoor use.

Technical Data

  • Appearance: White Powder
  • pH: 1.8
  • Biodegradable: Yes
  • Rinsing: Complete
  • Flash Point: None
  • Solubility: 100%
  • Foaming: NA
  • Stability: Good
  • Odor: Mild Citric
  • Wetting Ability: Excellent


Causes serious eye damage. Refer to product SDS or product label for hazard statements, precautionary statements and safety information.


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