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Potassium Sulfate Powder

Potassium Sulfate Powder

Potassium Sulfate Powder
Product No NRE-11206
CAS No. 7778-80-5
Formula K2SO4
Density 2.66 g/cm³
APS <40µm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Form Powder
Molecular Weight ‎174.2592 g/mol


Certificate Of Analysis
K 44.8%
S 18.4%
O 36.7%
Ti 0.03%
Cr 0.02%
Sn 0.01%
B 0.01%

Potassium Sulfate Powder

Potassium sulfate, also known as sulfate of potash (SOP), is a popular fertilizer in the agricultural industry. It is a non-flammable, white crystalline salt that is soluble in water. Apart from its use in agriculture, potassium sulfate powder finds application in various other fields. Some of the key applications of potassium sulfate powder include:

Fertilizer: Potassium sulfate is a vital source of potassium and sulfur for plants. It is used in the production of crops that are sensitive to chloride and have a high demand for sulfur, such as fruits, vegetables, tobacco, and tree nuts. It helps in improving crop yield and quality.

Industrial Applications: Potassium sulfate is used in various industrial applications such as glass manufacturing, where it helps to reduce the melting point of silica. It is also used in the production of various types of soaps, detergents, and dyes.

Medicine: Potassium sulfate has limited applications in the pharmaceutical industry. It is used in some medicines and supplements for its potassium and sulfur content. It can also be used as an electrolyte replenishment in cases of electrolyte imbalance.

Food Additive: Potassium sulfate is sometimes used as a food additive. It can act as a firming agent, a stabilizer, or a thickening agent in certain food products. However, its use is relatively limited compared to other potassium compounds due to its bitter taste.

Laboratory Reagent: In laboratories, potassium sulfate is used as a reagent in various chemical reactions and experiments. It can be employed in the preparation of other potassium compounds and as a source of potassium ions in solution.

Other Industrial Uses: Potassium sulfate finds application in the manufacturing of textiles, leather, and various other industrial processes. It is also used in the production of specialty fertilizers and in the production of fire extinguishing powders.

Electroplating: Potassium sulfate is used as an electrolyte in certain electroplating processes. It can help in the deposition of various metals onto a substrate during electroplating operations.

Cosmetics: In some cases, potassium sulfate is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a viscosity-increasing agent, a bulking agent, or a pH adjuster.