It is used as buffering agent and antacid in cattle feed and as a sodium source to improve the growth
rate of poultry.
It is used in baking powder as a leavening agent along with an acidic agent, such as cream of tartar.
It is used to produce antacids and to treat kidney stones, aspirin overdose, hyperkalaemia, low blood
pH condition, allergies, and cancer.
Cosmetics and disinfectants
It is used in making products such as scrubs, tooth pastes, teeth whitener soap, and to neutralise bad
Rubber and plastic
It is used as a blowing agent in plastic and rubber industry.
It is sometimes used in detergents as a replacement of sodium carbonate because of its low pH.
Other applications It is used in curing of wool and silk, leather tanning, and air and water treatment