CAS Number: 291-14-6

E-Number: E501(ii)

EC Number: 206-059-0

Mol. Formula: KHCO3

Pack Sizes


25 Kilo Bag Option for Potassium Bicarbonate

What is Potassium Bicarbonate?

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

Manufacturing potassium bicarbonate occurs by creating a carbon dioxide and potassium carbonate solution. 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, winemaking, agriculture and fire extinguishing. As a leavening agent, potassium bicarbonate replaces the bicarbonate of soda (sodium bicarbonate) to reduce sodium levels in baking and in other foods and beverages (e.g. club soda).

Additionally, applied medicines use this product as a reagent, pH buffer and a key component 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. As 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 a pallet, a bag, or anything else, we will help. If Kilo can provide pricing, specifications or anything else, we are happy to help. 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 | Jams, Sauces, Marmalade, Yoghurts, Ice Creams
Beverages | Protein Drinks, Fruit Juices
Industrial | Cigars
Cosmetics | Toothpaste, Shampoos, Moisturisers, Healing Salves

Industry Applications

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

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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.