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Phosphoric Acid

A colourless solution with no distinctive odour, phosphoric acid is a versatile, non-volatile chemical holding applications in water treatment, cleaning, agriculture, oil and gas and more.

Offering bulk quantities and fast delivery from our dedicated fleet, we are a leading wholesale supplier and distributor of phosphoric acid to meet the varied needs of UK industry.



Fertiliser feedstock. Used in hydroponics pH solutions to lower the pH of nutrient solutions. While other types of acids can be used, phosphorus is a nutrient used by plants, especially during flowering, making phosphoric acid particularly desirable.

Farm & Livestock

A wide range of applications in animal feed production.

Cleaning Chemicals & Detergents

Used in various detergent products.

As a chelant in some household cleaners aimed at similar cleaning tasks.

As a dispersing agent in detergents and leather treatment.

As a cleaner by construction trades to remove mineral deposits, cementitious smears, and hard water stains.

Oil & Gas

As the electrolyte in phosphoric acid fuel cells.

As a catalyst in the hydration of alkenes to produce alcohols, predominantly ethanol.

Water Treatment

Applications in water treatment


Airedale Chemical: a leading UK supplier & distributor of phosphoric acid

The phosphoric acid we distribute is an 85% strength aqueous solution, holding the formula H3PO4 with a conjugate base of phosphate, PO3−4. We have the largest storage facility for this product in the UK, allowing us to provide secure, flexible and speedy distribution.

To discuss your bulk phosphoric acid requirements, send a message to our product experts today.

Phosphoric acid’s uses: agrochemical, cleaning chemical, reagent & more

The term ‘phosphoric acid’ is often used to refer to a chemical or reagent consisting of phosphoric acids — examples include pyrophosphoric acid, triphosphoric acid, but most often orthophosphoric acid.

Due to its versatility and wide-ranging applicability, the needs of clients looking to buy phosphoric acid can be varied and diverse.

Some of the chemical’s most common uses include as a component of fertilisers, soaps, detergents and household cleaning products. It’s also very widely used in water treatment, anti-rust treatments as well as a reagent or intermediate in a number of other processes.

Did you know that phosphoric acid has the ability to lower blood pH, too? As such, it has even been used therapeutically as a remedy to lead poisoning.

Looking to buy phosphoric acid? In search of a bulk, wholesale supplier?

Look no further than Airedale Chemical. Since 1973, we’ve been leading the UK market in the supply and distribution of commodity chemicals to industry, including phosphoric acid.

As a concentrated acid, the 85% solution we supply can be corrosive, although non-toxic when diluted.

We’re able to facilitate orders of any size, including 25L, 200L, 1000L and bulk transfer. To request a phosphoric acid MSDS and for full details on safety precautions, storage and handling procedures, press the ‘Enquire now’ button below.

Alternatively, send us a message through our contact page, by phoning 01535 637 876 or by emailing

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Other names:
Orthophosphoric acid; trihydroxylphosphine oxide
Multiple strengths
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Available in the following sizes.

25L Drum

200L Drum

1000L Container

Bulk Transfer

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