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What is the properties of Potassium carbonate?
Potassium carbonate is white power, small granular crystallization, was dissolves in water absolutely, and generates alkaline solution. Potassium Carbonate has improvement of plant photosynthesis and improve soil structure and provide nutrients, widely used in agriculture area. Also used as raw materials in manufacturing electro tube, TV kinescope, computer display. It is applied in optical glass improving clarity, strength and refractive index. It is also applied in electrode avoiding electric arc breaking-off during welding.-- Potassium carbonate is soluble in water and insoluble in ethanol.
-- Potassium carbonate is a white salt at room temperature often appears as a wet solid.
-- Potash forms strongly alkaline solution with the water.
-- Vigorous reaction can occur when potassium carbonate is added to water. Dissociation of potassium carbonate in the water solution is an exothermic reaction.
-- The vapour pressure of the potassium carbonate is very low.
-- Potassium carbonate decomposes at a high temperature.
-- Potassium carbonate is a hygroscopic substance and therefore solid potassium carbonate slowly absorbs water from the air.
Preparation of Potassium carbonate
Potassium carbonate is commercially prepared by the electrolysis of Potassium chloride. The resulting Potassium hydroxide is then carbonated using carbon dioxide to form, Potassium carbonate, which is used to produce Potassium compounds. 2KOH + CO2 → K2CO3 + H2O
Specification-Food grade & Tech grade Potassium carbonate
|Appearance||White powder or granule|
|Water insoluble||0.05% max.|
|Heavy metals||10 ppm max.|
|Loss on Drying||0.60% max.|
Where to use Potassium carbonate
Drying AgentPotassium carbonate is used as a drying agent in the laboratory for ketones, alcohol and amine. Potassium bicarbonate cannot be used as drying agent for highly acidic compound.
Potassium carbonate is used in the manufacture of specialty glasses, such as optical lenses, television screens and cathode ray tubes. Potash is also used in the pottery industry for glazing pots.
Potassium Carbonate is used as a food additive in the production of grass jelly. It is used to tenderize tripe. German gingerbread recipes often use potassium carbonate as a baking agent. It is also used as a buffering agent in the production of mead or wine.
Fire extinguisher ingredient
Potassium carbonate is an efficient fire extinguishing agent for class B and class C type fire extinguishing agent. It can act as a scavenger of acidic fire ingredient by-products. Potassium carbonate is used as a dry powder fire extinguisher.
Potassium carbonate is used in the production of fertilizer industry for the manufacture of Potash. About 95% of Potash is used in the fertilizer industry. Potash is utilized in the fertilizer industry due to its advantages such as a taste enhancer to the fruits & vegetables, better restiveness power against diseases, better reservation of power, protection from drought & climatic conditions and to get stronger stems and roots. Potassium carbonate is used as an effective fertilizer for stabilizing pH of the soil and reduces the acidity of soil.
It is utilized in the manufacture of soap products. Soap with sodium carbonate is less mild than the commercial usage soaps. Potassium carbonate is used in the preparation of electrolyte for oxyhydrogen production. Potassium carbonate is also used in the water treatment industry for softening of hard water.
Potassium carbonate is used for stability in neurons to maintain equilibrium. In the pharmaceutical industry, Potassium carbonate is used as an antacid, electrolyte replinisher, excipient, leavening agent and pH control agent for medical formulations.
Potassium carbonate is used in the polymerization of synthetic fibers and dehydrogenation of olefins. It is used as a detergent builder in detergents and also in cosmetics products. Potassium carbonate can also act as a high temperature polymer blowing agent.
Potassium carbonate Packing
25kg/ bag,20MT/FCL with pallet.22MT/FCL without pallet.