caustic potash


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caustic potash:

see potassium hydroxidepotassium hydroxide,
chemical compound with formula KOH. Pure potassium hydroxide forms white, deliquescent crystals. For commercial and laboratory use it is usually in the form of white pellets.
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caustic potash

[′kȯ·stik ′päd‚ash]
(inorganic chemistry)
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Caustic potash finds application in the manufacturing of numerous products ranging from food additives to soaps and detergents, and agrochemicals to alkaline batteries.
The overall project cost is put at $2,500 million, and covers the possible construction of group 1 plants for soda ash, fertilizer-grade phosphoric acid and potassium sulphate by 1995; group 2 plants for magnesium metal, magnesium oxide, technical grade phosphoric acid, dicalcium phosphate and sodium tripolyphosphate; and group 3 plants for potassium nitrate, elemental chlorine, caustic soda, caustic potash, chlorine derivatives, bromine and bromine derivatives before the end of the century.
IN MERSEY | In the Mersey today, Stolt Seagull, a chemical tanker carrying caustic potash liquid from Belgium.
The Profit Before Tax of fourth quarter is Rs.71.20 crore, which shows an increase of 9.49% as compared with Rs.65.03 crore in the similar period of the previous year, which is mainly due to improvement in price realizations for Caustic Soda Group, Caustic Potash Group, Phosphoric Acid, Sodium Cyanide, Ploy Aluminium Chloride Group, Chlorinated Parafin Wax, Benzyl Chloride and Benzyal Alcohol products.
The youngster underwent emergency surgery in hospital and had to have part of his stomach and his gullet removed because they had been badly burned by the caustic potash in the plant food.