Caustic Potash

We provide Caustic Potash for our esteemed clients. Potassium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the formula KOH, its common name is caustic potash. Along with sodium hydroxide (NaOH), this colorless solid is a prototypical strong base. It has many industrial and niche applications. Most applications exploit its reactivity toward acids and its corrosive nature.

Potassium hydroxide can be found in pure form by reacting sodium hydroxide with impure potassium. Potassium hydroxide is usually sold as translucent pellets, which will become tacky in air because KOH is hygroscopic. Consequently, KOH typically contains varying amounts of water. Its dissolution in water is strongly exothermic, meaning the process gives off significant heat. Concentrated aqueous solutions are sometimes called potassium lyes. Even at high temperatures, solid KOH does not dehydrate readily.

Uses Of Caustic Potash :

  • It is used as a neutralizer in petroleum refining
  • Paint stripper (although it’s so caustic that its use is being phased out)
  • It’s used in the production of aluminum
  • Used in chemical analysis to measure the concentration of acids
  • Used in soap making
  • Used in paper making to separate lignin from cellulose fibers
  • Used as a catalyst in the production of biodiesel
  • Used to etch aluminum
  • Washing or chemical peeling of fruits and vegetables
  • Chocolate and cocoa processing
  • Caramel color production
  • Making soft drinks
  • Softening Olives
  • Unclogging drains
  • Hair straightener (although it is caustic and its use is being phased out)
  • Dissolving animal carcasses
  • Cleaning breweries