View Full Version : Make Food Grade Hydrochloric Acid

ghetto alchemist
12-18-2013, 03:36 PM
Hydrochloric acid is made by piping pure hydrogen chloride gas into distilled water.

We simply mix the dry ingredients of salt and sodium bisulfate, heat them and pipe the gas into water.

Generic cooking salt from the supermarket will suffice.
Sodium bisulfate is a standard food additive and hence is available in food grade form.

Wikipedia says:
it is listed as additive 514. Food-grade sodium bisulfate is used in a variety of food products, including beverages, dressings, sauces, and fillings. It has many synonyms[6] (Bisulfate of soda, Sodium bisulfate, Sodium acid sulfate, Mono sodium hydrogen sulfate, Monosodium salt, Sodium hydrogen sulfate, Sodium hydrosulfate, Sodium pyrosulfate, Sulfuric acid, Sulfuric acid sodium salt (1:1)).

I admit that I dont know where to get sodium bisulfate from in Australia.....yet.
But if you do, then you can make food grade HCl acid right away.

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G Alchemist