Magnesium oxide (MgO), or magnesia, is a white hygroscopic solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium (see also oxide). It has an empirical formula of MgO and consists of a lattice of Mg2+ ions and O2− ions held together by ionic bonding. Magnesium hydroxide forms in the presence of water (MgO + H2O → Mg(OH)2), but it can be reversed by heating it to separate moisture.
photosynthesis and a necessary nutrient for animal health. Magnesium oxide (MgO) is the most commonly used source of magnesium for ruminant nutrition. It also offers an available source of magnesium for various fertilizer applications.
2) Animal Feed and Health Animal Feed Blocks
Plant forage and animal feeds are often deficient in the required magnesium levels for healthy animal nutrition. A supplemental source of magnesium is required to maintain healthy levels within a ruminant’s diet. Baymag MgO offers a high concentration of magnesium as well as excellent biological availability.
3) Industrial Applications
Magnesium oxide is used extensively in the soil and groundwater remediation, wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment, air emissions treatment, and waste treatment industries for its acid buffering capacity and related effectiveness in stabilizing dissolved heavy metal species.