A chemical sometimes used after stripping a floor with a high alkali wax stripper. It will neutralize the alkali left on the floor by the alkali wax stripper. This type of chemical is not needed when using a "no rinse" type wax stripper.
A chemical solution used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers. The most common ones are sodium thiosulfate, sodium sulfite Leslie's Chlor Neutralizer), sodium metabisulfite, hydrogen peroxide, and vitamin C.
1. An alkaline substance such as calcium carbonate (calcite) or magnesium oxide (magnesia) used to neutralize acidic waters or an acidic substance such as acetic acid or dilute hydrochloric acid used to neutralize alkaline waters.