ATMP is a colourless/yellow liquid with a slight odour. This product is usually used together with organophosphoric acid, polycarboxylic acid and salt to build all organic alkaline water treatment agent.
ATMP can be used in many different circulating cool water systems and is commonly used as a corrosion inhibitor as it helps to hinder the process of corrosion of metal equipment and pipelines. ATMP can be used as a sequestering agent removing metal ions from a solution, which can then be used to eliminate water hardness and aid in textile dying. It is largely used in industrial water treatment and as an additive scale inhibitor. It prevents the scale formulation in water systems particularly calcium carbonate.