Potassium Bicarbonate is available in high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms. American Elements can produce potassium bicarbonate in volumes to meet your specific application needs.
Fire Suppression Effectiveness
In addition to being a source of carbon dioxide, potassium bicarbonate also works to suppress fires. This property is largely due to its ability to disperse the heat produced by flames more efficiently than other potassium compounds.
Solubility and Physical Appearance
As a white crystalline solid, potassium bicarbonate is similar to sodium bicarbonate in both appearance and physical structure. However, the bicarbonate ion of potassium bicarbonate is relatively more soluble than the bicarbonate ion of sodium bicarbonate. This property makes it more suitable as a leavening agent than the sodium bicarbonate commonly used in baking powder.
Safety and Interactions
As with any dietary supplement, caution should be exercised when taking potassium bicarbonate. It may interact with a number of other drugs.
Potassium is a mineral found naturally in a wide variety of foods and can be obtained as a supplement from a number of sources. It is one of the seven essential macrominerals, and is needed for normal nerve function, muscle contraction and heartbeat maintenance.
Because of its ability to support heart health, a diet with increased potassium and low sodium levels has been shown to improve heart health in people at risk of cardiovascular conditions. In addition, potassium may help flush excess sodium from the body.