Frequently Asked Question about Sodium Bisulphite
What is Sodium Bisulphite?
Sodium Bisulphite, commonly known as baking soda is a very useful Industrial Chemical, with numerous applications. It's actually a blend of salts that dissolve in water to produce sodium and bisulfite ion solutions.
What is Sodium Bisulphite used for?
Sodium Bisulphite has different uses in different fields. Following are the application and strengths of this chemical:
- Since sodium bisulfite quickly reacts with dissolved oxygen, it is utilized as a reducing agent in labs.
- It's helps keep anaerobic conditions in a bioreactor.
- In gold mining, it is a reliable leaching agent for cyanide detoxification.
- It's also used in drinking water and wastewater treatment projects to help remove residual chlorine.
- Its ability to remove chlorine makes it equally helpful in the pulp and paper sectors.
- It is also utilized by photographic industries.
- It's employed to keep food and beverages fresh.
What is the Chemical Formula of Sodium Bisulphite?
Sodium Bisulphite has the chemical formula of NaHSO3.
Is Sodium Bisulphite harmful to life?
It can irritate and burn the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract when absorbed or inhaled. This chemical's vapors irritate the eyes and, if not treated, can cause severe burns. Furthermore, it may cause allergic reactions in some asthmatics and sulfite-sensitive persons.
Where is Sodium Bisulphite found? What does Sodium Bisulphite look like?
Sodium Bisulphite 99 percent is made in laboratories by bubbling sulfur dioxide through sodium carbonate in a water solution.
99% Sodium Bisulphite is a white crystalline solid or granule with a little sulfurous odor.
What are the Hazardous effects of Sodium Bisulphite?
- Sodium Bisulphite is stable under normal conditions.
- But it can be extremely hazardous when swallowed directly. This substance is equally hazardous to human lungs when inhaled.
- Overall, ingesting excessive amounts of Sodium Bisulphite can also cause abdominal pain, nausea, and central nervous system (CNS) depression when breathed.
What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Sodium Bisulphite?
- Even though, Sodium Bisulphite (BS) a non-flammable chemical, proper storage and handling should be considered to avoid any unfavorable outcomes.
- Adequate industrial hygiene practices and protective equipment must be worn at all times.
- Sodium Bisulphite should be stored in sealed containers when not in use.
- As much as possible, dust generation and accumulation should be avoided.
What will happen if Sodium Bisulphite is heated?
When Sodium Bisulphite is heated to temperatures above 180°C, it decomposes and releases sulfur dioxide gas.
Is Sodium Bisulphite soluble compound?
Sodium Bisulphite is soluble in water and many other liquids.
Where can I buy Sodium Bisulphite?
Here at Camachem, Sodium Bisulphite is for sale. These chemicals can be shipped in PE bags of various sizes if you require a significant quantity. Camachem has been selling Sodium Bisulphite directly to customers throughout the world.
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How much does Sodium Bisulphite cost?
The cost of raw materials, shipping, and other industrial inputs are generally a factor in the pricing. The price per tonne is around $350.00.
Sodium Bisulphite cost
What is the PH of Sodium Bisulphite?
Sodium Bisulphite is acidic, with a Ph range of 3.8 to 5.2.
Is Sodium Bisulphite an Electrolyte compound?
Sodium Bisulphite dissociates into positive Sodium ions and negative bisulphite ions. Hence, it is a strong electrolyte.
Can Sodium Bisulphite go down the drain?
Because it is toxic to aquatic life even at low concentrations, this chemical cannot be flushed down the drain. Thus, disposal of Sodium Bisulphite should be done only as per the rules and regulations of your area.
What is the difference between and Sodium Bisulfite and Sodium Bicarbonate?
These two chemicals have vastly different looks, availability, and manufacturing processes. Sodium Bicarbonate is a fine white powder used mostly in the food industry, whereas Sodium Bisulfite is a white crystal used mostly in the mining industry. Similarly, these two compounds' manufacturing techniques are vastly different.