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Citric Acid
Citric Acid is a naturally occurring weak organic acid commonly found in lemons, oranges, limes and other citrus fruit. Citric acid is also produced as a by product of the citric acid cycle during metabolism in living organisms. Its also a natural preservative and added to food producing an acidic or sour taste.

Citric Acid – Food preservative

The dominant use of citric acid is as a flavoring and preservative in food and beverages, especially soft drinks.Within the European Union it is denoted by E number E330.

Citric acid can be added to ice cream as an emulsifying agent to keep fats from separating, to caramel to prevent sucrose crystallization, or to recipes in place of fresh lemon juice. Citric acid is used with sodium bicarbonate in a wide range of effervescent formulae, both for ingestion (e.g., powders and tablets) and for personal care (e.g., bath salts, bath bombs, and cleaning of grease). Citric acid is also often used in cleaning products and sodas or fizzy drinks.

Citric acid sold in a dry powdered form is commonly sold in markets and groceries as "sour salt", due to its physical resemblance to table salt. It has use in culinary applications where an acid is needed for either its chemical properties or for its sour flavour, but a dry ingredient is needed and additional flavours are unwanted

Cleaning & Chelating Agent – Citric Acid

Citric acid is an excellent chelating agent, binding metals. It is used to remove limescale from boilers and evaporators. It can be used to soften water, which makes it useful in soaps and laundry detergents. By chelating the metals in hard water, it lets these cleaners produce foam and work better without need for water softening. Citric acid is the active ingredient in some bathroom and kitchen cleaning solutions. A solution with a 6% concentration of citric acid will remove hard water stains from glass without scrubbing. In industry, it is used to dissolve rust from steel. Citric acid can be used in shampoo to wash out wax and coloring from the hair.

Illustrative of its chelating abilities, citric acid was the first successful eluant used for total ion-exchange separation of the lanthanides.


Alternative Therapy – Citric Acid

Citric acid is used for its health benefits and as in food, alcohol and insecticide production It can be administered to help with the following ailments;

Kidney Stones: Administered while drinking lemonade, citric acid prevents the formation of kidney stones and ensures proper functioning of the kidneys. Citric acid's ability to chelate calcium and its alkalising properties make it useful as a method for preventing kidney stones.

Anti-oxidant: As an anti-oxidant, citric acid may be able to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals, unstable compounds that can accumulate in the body and can trigger the growth of cancerous tumours.

Mineral absorption: Specialists say that the citric acid associates itself with minerals and metals easily, a trait which accelerates their absorption into the body.

Skin Care: Citric acid is a common ingredient found in face packs and skin products. It is considered an antioxidant that can help the regeneration of skin tissue and slowing down the ageing process.

Skin Colour: In the case of stained skin or freckles, the use of a cream rich in citric acid will have a de-pigmentation effect.

Sore Throat: Citric acid is of great help when a person has tonsillitis. Gargling with a combination of citric acid and water will clear the infection from the throat because it effectively kills the germs that are causing the infection.

Nausea: Citric acid can quickly and effectively reduce nausea by reducing the gastric acidity.

Despite its many health benefits, it is important that you avoid citric acid without first consulting a doctor. Citric acid supplementation can cause a variety of side effects, including vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea and abdominal pain.

Bath Bombs – Citric Acid

Bath bombs' primary ingredients are a weak acid and a bicarbonate base. These are unreactive when dry, but react vigorously when dissolved in water to produce their characteristic fizzing over a period of several minutes; carbon dioxide bubbles on bathers' skin gives a tickling sensation some find pleasant. A common chemical mixture is citric acid and sodium bicarbonate:

The other ingredients in bath bombs can vary considerably. Most have scented ingredients — such as essential oils — in their composition to impart a pleasant fragrance to the water, and some are brightly coloured. Solid objects, such as glitter, can be added.

Applications for Citric Acid
De-scaler - Citric Acid is an excellent chelating agent which helps bind metals. It can be used to removed scale / lime-scale from kettles, boilers and evaporators.
Bath Bombs - Citric Acid can be used with Sodium Bicarbonate to produce an effervescent compound forming the basis for any bath bomb.
Cosmetics - Citric Acid is used as a pH adjusting agent in cream and gels. Citric Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid and is the active ingredient in most chemical peels. Citric Acid is one of the active ingredients in the production of some antiviral tissues.
Photography - Citric Acid is often used as a lower-odor stop bath when developing photographic film. Photography film developing solutions are alkaline and the acidic quality of Citric Acid neutralises and stops development of the film.

Appearance: white crystalline powder
Assay: 99.5 % min
Water: 7.5 - 8.8 % max
Sulphated Ash: 0.05 % max
Sulphate: 150 ppm max
Oxalate: 100 ppm max
Calcium: 75 ppm max
Iron: 5 ppm max
Arsenic: 1 ppm max
Lead: 0.5 ppm max
Mercury: 1 ppm max
Heavy Metals: 5 ppm max
Colour & clarity of solution: Pass test
Readily Carbonised Substances: Pass test
Volatile organic impurities: Pass Test


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