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Potassium Carbonate

Potassium Carbonate in Tradeasia

IUPAC Name

dipotassium carbonate

Cas Number

0584-08-07

HS Code

2836.40.00

Formula

K2CO3

Basic Info

Appearance

White Granular or Tablet

Common Names

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Packaging

25KG / BAG, 22MT / 20'FCL without pallets

Brief Overview
Potassium carbonate, also known as potash has a chemical formula of K2CO3. It is a white salt that is soluble in water, and forms a strongly alkaline solution.   

Manufacturing Process
Potassium carbonate is produced by the following methods of manufacture: (1) By electrolysis of potassium chloride followed by exposing the resultant potassium to carbon dioxide; (2) By treating a solution of potassium hydroxide with excess carbon dioxide to produce potassium carbonate; (3) By treating a solution of potassium hydroxide with carbon dioxide to produce potassium bicarbonate, which is then heated to yield potassium carbonate.

Agriculture Industry
It is used for synthetic ammonia decarbonylation.

Chemical Industry
It is used to prepare food additives such as potassium sorbate, monopotassium phosphate.

Detergent
Potassium carbonate is commonly used in the production of soap.

Electronics
It is used as a raw material to manufacture electro tube, TV kinescope, computer display.

Food Industry
It is used as a leavening agent in the food industry.

Glass
It is applied in optical glass to improve clarity, strength and refractive index.

Others
It is used in the manufacturing of print ink, polyesters and explosives.

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