It requires taking a blood sample, having the patient drink a glass of water containing sodium bromide
("tastes like seawater," says Van Loan), then taking another blood sample about 5 hours later.
So sodium bromide would be Emerson's other ingredient.
This eventually led to the removal of sodium bromide from the product, leaving the modern version with just acetaminophen and fizz.
Analysis performed by the firm found that the use of sodium bromide
in the Bromitron product led to formation of sodium bromate in some instances, according to Robin Helveston, a representative of Albemarle Corp.
Growth will come primarily from the industrial water treatment market, where sodium bromide
and halogenated hydantoins are taking market share from chlorine based on their effectiveness and favorable environmental image.
In the second phase, the facility is producing sodium bromide solution from the co-product bromine produced by Dow's calcium/magnesium chemicals operations in Ludington.
Annual design capacities of 20 million pounds of bromine or 35 million pounds of calcium bromide or 45 million pounds of sodium bromide have been verified in actual production runs at the facility.
We are very pleased to have completed the start-up of the sodium bromide facility in accordance with our time and cost targets," said John Hockstra, Dow's general manager for Cal/Mag Products.
Tenders are invited for chemical, biocide, enhancer, sodium bromide
and biodispersant, net weight = 2,355 pounds, supplied in 200-gallon transfer bin, for enhancement of effectiveness of sodium hypochlorite oxidizing biocide in bearing cooling water system.