Citric Acid Anhydrous

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Our citric acid is food grade and can also be used as an industrial cleaner in hotels and kitchens etc. When mixed with water citric acid anhydrous is a very powerful and one the best cleaning agents available. A citric acid anhydrous solution can be used to clean industrial ovens, water tanks and many more industrial appliances. Our citric acid anhydrous is safe to use on all food appliances as well as in farming applications. Citric acid anhydrous is also one of the best preservatives that is used in fruit products. Citric acid anhydrous is one of the most competitively priced preservatives available.

If you are purchasing citric acid to use as an industrial cleaner near the preparation of food you must ensure that the product is food grade and manufactured to the correct specifications.

At room temperature, citric acid is a white crystalline powder. The anhydrous form crystallizes from hot water, whereas the monohydrate forms when citric acid is crystallized from cold water. The monohydrate can be converted to the anhydrous form by heating it above 74 °C. Citric acid also dissolves in absolute (anhydrous) ethanol (76 parts of citric acid per 100 parts of ethanol) at 15 degrees Celsius. In chemical structure, citric acid shares the properties of other carboxylic acids. When heated above 175 °C, it decomposes through the loss of carbon dioxide and water. Citric acid leaves a crystal white precipitate.

Citric acid anhydrous has been used as an additive to soft drinks, beer, and seltzer, and occurs naturally in many juices. This causes a problem in measurement because the standard measuring technique for sugar is refractive index. The refractive index of sugar and citric acid is almost identical. For soft drinks and orange juice, the best measure of sweetness is the sugar/acid ratio. Recently, the use of infrared sensors has allowed measurement of both Brix (sugar content) and acidity by detecting sugars and citric acid through their characteristic molecular vibrations; this gives an accurate assessment of a drink's sweetness. Citric acid anhydrous is also used as a descaler of hard water and also widely used in bath bombs.

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