What is potassium hydroxide?
Potassium hydroxide (potash) with chemical formula (KOH) and white solid appearance is one of the strongest alkaline compounds widely used in industries.
Properties of potassium hydroxide
KOH has high thermal stability. Pure potassium is very, very reactive and is not found in free form in nature. It is present in ionic salts and some minerals. Its pure form is obtained through the electrolysis of hydroxide or chloride.
It was first separated by electrolysis in 1807 by Sir Humphrey Davy. In fact, this metal was the first element found through electrolysis.
Applications of potash
Potassium hydroxide is used in the production of detergents and soaps. The soaps produced with this substance are softer than the soaps produced with sodium hydroxide, and due to their higher solubility, they need less water and have more detergent than other soaps.
The main use of this alkaline compound is in agriculture because potassium is one of the main primary nutrients for plants. Fertilizers containing potassium are the third most used fertilizers in agriculture after nitrogen fertilizers and phosphorus fertilizers.
Another important application of this compound is the production of other potassium compounds such as potassium permanganate, potassium carbonate, potassium phosphates, etc.
It can also be used in the food industry if the consumption standard is observed.
In general, it can be said that the main use of this substance is in the production of liquid fertilizer, product protection, soap production, water purification, printing ink production, etc.
This material should be stored in a dry, cool place away from heat.
Due to the toxicity of this compound, it is recommended to use safety equipment such as glasses, gloves, masks, etc. while working. Swallowing it causes irritation of the esophagus and stomach, vomiting and excessive salivation.
Also, its inhalation causes damage to the respiratory system and asthma.
Buy potassium hydroxide
Potash is an imported chemical compound, for its preparation, you can contact the chemical sales unit of Shimi Paul Company at phone numbers 88616245 and 88617014 extension 1.