Product Description of the Citric Acid
Citric Acid is mainly used as flavoring agent, preservative for food and beverage industry. It also can be used as antioxidant, plasticizer, detergent in chemical, cosmetics and detergent industries. As a food additive, Citric Acid Monohydrate is an essential food ingredient in our food supply. As a leading food additives and food ingredients supplier in China, we can provide you with high quality Citric Acid Monohydrate.
Appearance and properties:white translucent crystal or powder. Soluble in water and alcohol, soluble in ethyl ether.
Product Parameter (Specification) of the Citric Acid
|Characteristics||White crystals||Colorless crystals|
|White crystalline powder|
|Solubility||Conforming with test|
|Clarity and color of solution||Conforming with test|
|Sulfate||150 ppm Max|
|Readily carbonisable substances||Conforming with test||Not deeper than specifications|
|Barium||Conforming with test|
|Calcium||200 ppm Max|
|Lead(PB)||0.5 ppm Max||1 ppm Max|
|Heavy metals||10 ppm Max|
|Iron||50 ppm Max|
|Chloride||50 ppm Max|
|Oxalate||100 ppm Max||350 ppm Max|
|Aluminum||0.2 ppm Max|
|Bacterial endotoxins||0.5 I.U./mg Max|
|Arsenic||3 ppm Max||1 ppm Max|
|Mercury||1 ppm Max|
|Sulfated ash||0.05% Max|
|Tridodecylamine||0.1 ppm Max|
|Arganic volatile impurities||Conforming with test|
Product Feature And Application of the Citric Acid
A. Citric acid is a useful ingredient in beverages, jams, jellies, candies and frozen foods. It is also added in gelatin and fruit-based desserts as well as in canned vegetables and meat products. Citric acid preserves food and enhances flavor.
B. Citric acid’s ability to chelate metals makes it useful in soaps and laundry detergents. By chelating the metals in hard water, it lets these cleaners produce foam and work more efficiently without the need for water softening.
C. Citric acid is used to regenerate the ion exchange materials used in water softeners by stripping off the accumulated metal ions as citrate complexes.
D. Citric Acid is used in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry to passivate high purity process piping in substitution for using nitric acid. Nitric acid is a hazardous disposal issue once it is used for this purpose, while citric acid is not.
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