Potassium silicate, or potassium water glass, is a versatile, inorganic chemical that is produced by melting sand with potassium carbonate, also known as potash. Later in the process, the glass is dissolved in water. The consistency of potassium water glass is a thick, clear liquid. Silica is also important for the plant tissue as silica binds the cells together and furthermore strengthens the bond. Especially, potassium silicates are important for plant and have been used in crop production.
Properties of Potassium Silicate
Potassium silicate’s chemical formula is K2Si3O7
The dissolution has a density between 1,4-1,6 g/ml
Potassium water glass is used where a better fire retardancy is needed than with sodium water glass. Potassium water glass cannot burn, and it is, therefore, often used in paper products that need fireproofing, be dense and hard, fireworks, refractory concrete, and as an ingredient in ceramics used for plates and similar.
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