Overview: What is Potassium Chloride?
A white to colourless crystal, Potassium Chloride, is used in a range of industries and applications. With a mildly salty but partially metallic taste, its properties are similar to table salt, making it a powerful, low sodium alternative.
The manufacture of Potassium Chloride occurs by extracting the minerals in potash or from salt salt-containing waters predominantly. Additionally, a popular route of manufacture is via the reaction between Potassium Hydroxide and Hydrochloric Acid. It creates the below chemical change:
KOH + HCl = KCl + H2O
Following this reaction, evaporating the solution separates the water from the Potassium Chloride, creating solid crystals.
Some of the most common applications are fertilizer and medicinal applications. As a potassium-based product, Potassium Chloride can treat mineral deficiencies in hospitals. Beyond this, a range of "Low Sodium" Food products use it as an alternative to salt. This application includes soups, snacks and gravies, to name three. However, some consumers have found a mild metallic taste in higher percentages of the final product. As such, it is used in lower amounts or blended with Sodium Chloride to mitigate this taste. Other more niche applications include a welding flux, fire extinguishers and several other industrial applications.
Potassium Chloride at Kilo Ltd.
Up and down the country, businesses require a range of items, which is where Kilo comes into play. With BRC Accreditation, strict vetting for our sources and a focus on quality, we are a valuable addition to your sourcing contacts. Whether you need one bag, a pallet and far more, we have skilled staff on-site to help you with stocks, quotes and beyond.
Should you need more information, pricing and far more, Kilo is happy to help. We are available via our links, email or by calling our team on 01384 293 222.
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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.