potassium carbonate density g/ml is a white crystalline powder, easily soluble in water and insoluble in ethanol. It has a deliquescence and salty taste, which makes it useful as a drying agent or as an alkaline agent and dough conditioner. It inhibits the acidity of noodles and can be applied to pasta food in appropriate amounts.
Its molecular formula is K2CO3. It can be prepared by reacting potassium hydroxide with carbon dioxide gas in a sealed vessel.
When mixed with a strong acid such as citric acid, it dissolves in water to form an alkaline solution. The pH of this solution varies with the concentration of potassium carbonate.
Besides its primary use as a soap base, it can also be used in liquid fertilizers and for making glass. It is also a mild drying agent.
Soap is made by saponification, a process wherein fatty acids are converted to soaps with the help of an alkali such as potassium carbonate. It is widely used in industrial soaps.
It is also used as a fire suppressant in deep-fat fryers and as an extinguisher for B class flames. In addition, it is the active ingredient in several synthetic fertilizers.
Flexicon can design and manufacture a custom system to accommodate your potassium carbonate handling needs. Our experienced design and engineering team will help you weigh the parameters of your application and recommend the most suitable solution for your operation.