• February 23, 2020
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India | Potassium Carbonate (Quality Control) Order, 2020 (1 page(s), in English)

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Title of document
Potassium carbonate (Quality Control) Order, 2020 (1 page(s), in English)

Potassium carbonate is used as a dehydrating agent and for making other potassium salts, such as chlorates and chromates. It also finds its use in ceramics, explosives, fertilizers, mineral water, tanning electroplating, shampoo preparations, process engraving and soft soaps, textile dyeing, bleaching and finishing oil, and photography. The Indian standard of Potassium Carbonate prescribes minimum purity and the percentage of heavy metal content such as lead, iron etc. The locally manufactured or imported Potassium Carbonate Anhydrous shall conform to the Indian standard (IS 7129: 1992) and shall bear the standard mark under license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The use of standard mark is governed by the provisions of Bureau of Indian Standards Act 1986 and the Rules and Regulations made there under. Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority.

Notifying member: India


Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment

The standard of Potassium Carbonate Anhydrous is being made mandatory to protect the human health and overall eco system.


Agency responsible
Department of chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India


  • Submission: 11/02/2020
  • Reception: 12/02/2020
  • Distribution: 13/02/2020
  • Final date for comments: 13/04/2020
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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