Silicic Acid determination (Scarce With In water)

Determination of Silicic Acid
Determination of Silicic Acid

Silica is the most common element in the earth's crust after oxygen. It is usually found in nature in the form of quartz, the anhydride of silicate acid. Very hard and hardly ever The insoluble quartz grains and crystals are disintegrated with other stones and released with water. Pebbles and sand are formed in this way. Quartz is an anhydride of silicate acid, ie silicic acid.

Silicate is not required in the water used in the food sector. There should be no silicate on 1 mg per liter in steam boilers. In steam stands, silicate should not exceed 0,1 mg.

Very little amount of silicate acid dissolved in river and sea waters is taken up by animals and plants in order to provide mechanical stability to their bodies.

Silicic acid is composed of natural ways. In laboratories, silicic acid is produced by acidification of sodium silicate in aqueous solution. Quartz, which is very common in the world, is formed by hydration which is a biological process. Silicic acids can easily form forms of dioxide, ie quartz, by losing water.

Recent studies have shown that silicic acid in foods and beverages is particularly good for Alzheimer's disease. In addition, it has been shown that people contribute to bone, nail and hair development and greatly reduce the intake of aluminum in the digestive tract.

Silicic acid is mostly found on the ocean surfaces and lower amounts on the river banks.

In the annex of the Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on the Supplementary Foods (Communiqué No: 2013 / 49) published by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock titled Forms of Vitamins and Minerals Used in Supplementing Foods (Annex 2), silicic acid is included in the gel form. .


Silicate determination in water in authorized laboratories is carried out by using the kit. These studies comply with the current legal regulations and published standards and analysis methods.