CAS Number: 291-14-6

E-Number: E501(ii)

EC Number: 206-059-0

Mol. Formula: KHCO3

Pack Sizes


5 and 25 Kilo Poly Drum Option for Potassium Bicarbonate

Overview: What is Potassium Bicarbonate?

A white solid used in a range of food, beverage, industrial and agricultural industries, potassium bicarbonate is commonly milled into a salty, odourless powder for sale and supply.

The manufacture of potassium bicarboante occurs by creating a solution of carbon dioxide and potassium carbonate. when mixed, the below reaction occurs:

K2CO3 + H2O + CO2 -> 2KHCO3

Following this reaction, it is dried, purified and then milled prior to packing and dispatch.

In terms of application, potassium bicarbonate has four primary uses. These are leavening, wine making, agriculture and fire extinguishing. As a leavening agent, potassium bicarbonate is used to replace bicarbonate of soda (sodium bicarbonate) to reduce the levels of sodium in baking and in other foods and beverages (club soda for example).

Additionally, applied medicines use this product as a reagent and pH buffer, whilst also as a key componenet in fire extinguishers and fertilizers to enrich the soil.

Potassium Bicarbonate at Kilo Ltd.

Many companies throughout the UK and Ireland use Potassium Bicarbonate for their many needs, many of whom use Kilo as their go-to supplier. A BRC Accredited supplier, we work with the highest quality and vetted suppliers worldwide to provide you with the best product at the best possible price.

Whether you need a pallet, a bag, or anything else, we will assist. If Kilo can provide pricing, specifications or anything else, we are happy to help. Why not get in touch today via the website, email or by calling 01384 293 222. Our experienced team are on hand for anything required.

Industry Applications

Foods | Pickling, Sauces, Seasoning, Snacks, Baked Goods
Industrial | Substrates, Solvents, Metal Finishing, Inks & Dyes, Laundry Cleaners, Rubber/Plastics
Pharmaceutical | Antiseptic, Cancer Screenings, Infections, Reduce Blood Sugar

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This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.