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What Are The Uses Of Sodium Bicarbonate?

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Sodium Bicarbonate is an odourless and white crystalline powder of relatively low toxicity. It is not flammable and its dust is not explosive.
Sodium Bicarbonate is one of basic alkali chemicals and it has a wide variety of applications.

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Sodium bicarbonate reduces stomach acids and can make the urine less acidic. It is used as an antacid to treat heartburn, indigestion, and other stomach disorders. It is also used to treat various kidney disorders and to increase the effectiveness of sulphonamides.


Food additives

Sodium Bicarbonates an essential ingredient in the food and beverage industry. Sodium Bicarbonate is acted as a chemical leavening agent for baked goods. Sodium Bicarbonate releases carbon dioxide gas when it reacts with an acid or heated. With this application, Sodium Bicarbonate is an essential ingredient in baking powders.
Sodium Bicarbonate is a valuable buffer and neutraliser in beverages. It is used as a source of carbon dioxide in several soft drink



Feed supplement

Buffer agent , Sodium Bicarbonate is a universally recognized feed ingredient that functions as a unique safe, natural buffering system in the animal. Sodium Bicarbonate acts as a buffer agent and antacid cattle feed ingredient.
Addition of Sodium Bicarbonate to the animal feed tends to enhance the buffer supply of normal salivation, reduce rumen acidity by increasing pH, improve fibre digestion.



Pharmaceuticals

Digestive. Sodium Bicarbonate has a long history as an antacid. Sodium Bicarbonate is used as an antacid for short-term relief of stomach upset. Sodium Bicarbonate plays a vital role in human health, as a therapeutic agent in itself, as an agent in the manufacture of other health-aids, and as an essential component of the body's physiological operation.
Hemodialysis. A highly pure grade of Sodium Bicarbonate is used in hemodialysis. Patients in treatment are less stressed when Bicarbonate is present in the dialysis fluid.



Leather & textile

Sodium Bicarbonate is a valuable agent in treating wool and silk fibers, and dyeing and printing fabrics. The complex processes involved in producing natural leather require precise control of tanning solutions. Sodium bicarbonate is therefore used in tanning as a neutraliser, buffer, pre treating agent, and cleaner.



Speciality chemical manufacture

Sodium Bicarbonate is essential to production of many chemicals. Sodium Bicarbonate is used in synthesizing, processing and purifying chemicals and polymers, serving as a catalyst, as a neutralizing and buffering agent, and a reactant.



Rubber & plastics

Sodium Bicarbonate is widely used in the rubber and plastics industry as a blowing agent. It releases carbon dioxide during the process in which the finished item is formed, causing it to expand into the desired foamed state.



Pollution abatement

Sodium Bicarbonate is a safe, easy-to-use chemical for biological control of waste-water treatment. Sodium Bicarbonate helps maintain proper pH and alkalinity in waste water and it reduces biological oxygen demand, and controls sulphide odours.
Sodium Bicarbonate is proven to be among the most effective collectors of sulphur dioxide. When used for flue gas desulphurization, Sodium Bicarbonate is injected directly into the flue gas ducts, and it reacts with SO2 to form sodium sulphate. The cleaned flue gas then exits through the stack.



Deodorizers

Sodium Bicarbonate has odour absorbent properties, and the deodorizers are used in carpet and room, refrigerator, also garbage containers. Highly effective and inexpensive, Sodium Bicarbonate absorbs smoke and musty odours.



Others

Fire extinguishers -Sodium Bicarbonate is also used in several kinds of dry chemical fire extinguishers.
*Abstergent,lipid stabilizer, water treatment agent, detergent etc.
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Sodium Bicarb is now being used to Cure Cancer.  

Italian researchers and many others now believe Cancer tumours are caused by Candida albicans (a common fungus implicated in skin and yeast infections) infections.  Treating the cancerous areas with localized infusions of aqueous solutions of sodium bicarbonate has been shown to be highly effective in shrinking tumours with relatively few side effects. Do your own research and check it out here:  Www.cancerfungus.com
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Chemical Formula of sodium bicarbonate is NAHCO3. It is a salt composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder.

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Can sodium bicarbonate be used to raise the PH level of a spa?   The comercial chemical I am currently using is sodium carbonate.

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