At Airedale Chemical, we supply Phosphoric Acid directly from our dedicated chemical manufacturer to our bespoke dock side storage facility in Liverpool.

Our Phosphoric Acid chemical supplier is one of the largest manufacturer of Phosphoric Acid. We represent them exclusively in the UK & Ireland as distribution agents. This provides us complete security over our supply chain allowing Airedale Chemical to retain its high level of service as Phosphoric Acid suppliers to the UK market.

Our Phosphoric Acid is shipped to the UK as 85% strength. Our UK storage facility boasts 13,000 MT of capacity in total providing Airedale Chemical with the largest storage facility of Phosphoric Acid in the UK today

Airedale Chemical Phosphoric Acid holds the formula H3PO4 which has a conjugate base of phosphate, PO3−4. The term phosphoric acid can also refer to a chemical or reagent consisting of Phosphoric Acids, such as Pyrophosphoric Acid or Triphosphoric Acid, but usually Orthophosphoric Acid.

A colourless solution with no distinctive odour that is non-volatile. As a concentrated acid the 85% solution can be corrosive although nontoxic when diluted.

For full details concerning safety precautions, storage and handling procedures, request our Phosphoric Acid MSDS or speak with one of our product experts.

Other names: Orthophosphoric acid; Trihydroxylphosphine oxide

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25L Drum
  • 200L Drum
  • 1000L Container
  • Bulk Transfer



Phosphoric acid is used widely in the manufacture of phosphates for fertilizers which correct soil phosphorus deficiency.

Building & Construction

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

Detergent & Cleaning

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.


A rust inhibitor

As a chemical oxidizing agent for activated carbon production, as used in the Wentworth Process.

Food & Beverage

Food-grade Phosphoric Acid is used in a variety of applications in the food and beverages industry. Known for its characteristic sharp and tangy flavour, phosphoric acid is most commonly found in soft drinks and sports performance beverages. In cheese it is used to alter the PH to enhance quality.


Phosphoric Acid is used in dentistry and orthodontics as an etching solution, to clean and roughen the surfaces of teeth where dental appliances or fillings will be placed. It is also used as an ingredient in anti-nausea medicine.

Metal Processing

As an electrolyte in copper electropolishing for burr removal and circuit board planarization.

As a flux by hobbyists (such as model railroaders) as an aid to soldering.

Oil & Gas

As the electrolyte in Phosphoric acid fuel cells.

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

Personal Care

As a pH adjuster in cosmetics and skin-care products

Pet Care & Feeds

Wide range of applications in animal feed production

Water Treatment

Holds plumb solvency application for water treatment

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