Tarry Matter determination (Ammonium Bicarbonate)

Determination of Tared Substance (Ammonium Bicarbonate)
Determination of Tared Substance (Ammonium Bicarbonate)

Ammonium bicarbonate is a chemical compound used in liquid and powder nitrogen fertilizer making use of nitrogen in its structure. It is used in this way by many countries, especially China. However, the cost of use in agriculture is considered to be quite high. In addition to the fertilizer industry, ammonium bicarbonate is used in bakery powder contents, permeable plastic production, fire extinguishers, cleaning products, textile and leather industry, as well as in ceramics and paint production to serve as a yeast in bakery products. However, when ammonium bicarbonate is added to the baking powder, the shelf life of the products in which it is used is short. In addition, ammonium bicarbonate is used in the food sector for the alkalization process of cocoa powder and for the formation of carbon dioxide when cooking foods.

Ammonium bicarbonate is a compound produced chemically from ammonium sulfate and calcium carbonate. It is more natural and harmless than many compounds made of chemical substances. Ammonium carbonate is a colorless and hard crystalline salt, which is an excellent product especially for people who favor naturalness. The ammonium carbonate is generally a carbonic basic salt.

The baking of bakery products may be by the activity of yeast cells or by the chemical activity of a number of baking powders. As a result, small bubbles of carbon dioxide form in the dough, which makes the dough rise. Ammonium bicarbonate is used more frequently in bakery products such as biscuits, which contain little water in the final product.

According to the Food Additives Regulation, dough baking powders are products which increase the dough by removing carbon dioxide without yeast. Substances to be used as dough baking powder include ammonium carbonate and ammonium bicarbonate.

Analyzes for determination of tar material (ammonium bicarbonate) in bakery products are performed within the scope of physical analyzes in authorized laboratories. During these analyzes, standards, generally accepted test methods and test criteria published by local and foreign organizations are followed.