Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about GeoLiquids and our products.

With one pound of Sodium Polytungstate Powder you would have 1 – 1.5 pounds of volume.

When the material gets watery, heat it up slightly to evaporate off some excess water. When too many minerals are in it filter off some to clean them away. If you need to change the density of the material add some distilled water to it.

You are using the correct filters. Once you have liquefied the powder material you should not dry it out.,
but keep it in liquid form. Over time and use it will discolor and the density will change. A drop or two of
hydrogen peroxide purchased from your local drugstore may help return the product to its original color.

All data from the SP products are also valid for SPT-0.

There can be some fluctuation when a water based product sits on a shelf, even in a controlled atmosphere.
We recommend slightly heating the product to get the desired density. In the future you may want to
purchase the Sodium Polytungstate Powder and mix your own.

We have not heard of any harmful effects, as long as you do it under a ventilation hood and practice the
same safety measures as you normally would.

The right product is based on your personal preference. To help you decide we usually suggest purchasing
one pound to test and see if you get the desired results for your project.

We have been supplying our chemical-based products for 70 years, they are a solid choice. We have been supplying the water-based products for over 30 years. For everyday use they are less toxic and a great choice as well. These products perform similarly.

Wash samples and all glassware by dissolving the remaining product in pure acetone. This acetone-product
mixture is then stored in containers. Recycle the product by adding water and separate the dissolved liquids.

It is common for the material to darken over time. A drop or two of hydrogen peroxide purchased from your local
drugstore may help return the product to its original color.

Water Based Product Questions

For chemical based solutions, click here.
For water based solutions, click here.

Light and dark particulate can collect on filter paper or inside your vessel. It is best to destroy these. They will just get in the way of the use of our products.

It is best to work with our products under a powerful fume hood that removes any vapers. Use a full-face respirator for Personal Safety. 3m.com (Full Face Respirators).

You can slightly heat the SP product to evaporate some of the water. This will increase the density. Be very careful not to heat too much. This will possibly destroy the material.

The shelf life of our products is at least a year. That is if you have not used it for any testing to this point. Once our products are used for testing, the chemical will begin to deteriorate.

Contact internal sources first, sometimes there is protocol set up internally. There are many outside companies who handle chemical recycling. Google chemical recycling local to find the best one near you.

Feel free to Contact Us (Link to email mail@geoliquids.com) any time with specific questions, call us at: 847-215-0938 (US and Canada) or 800-827-2411 (International). E-Mail is mail@geoliquids.com

Chemical Based Product Questions

Sodium Polytungstate (SP)

For chemical based solutions, click here.
For water based solutions, click here.

The shelf life of our products is at least a year. That is, if you have not used them. Once our products are used for testing, come in contact with your samples the chemical will begin to deteriorate.
Once tests are done while using our products, the density may change and the color may darken/deteriorate as well. There is little you can do to change/delay this.
Both Chemical based and water-based products do similar tests. People find that using the chemical-based materials the tests go faster than using water based products.

It is best to work with our products under a powerful fume hood that removes any vapers. Use a full-face respirator for Personal Safety. 3m.com (Full Face Respirators).

Contact internal sources first, sometimes there is protocol set up internally. There are many outside companies who handle chemical recycling. Google chemical recycling local to find the best one near you.