Introduction to sodium tripolyphosphate

Sodium tripolyphosphate for food

Sodium tripolyphosphate is an inorganic compound with the formula Na5P3010. It is a white powdery substance that can be removed in water, but the solubility is not high. widely used in washing, food, water treatment, agriculture, and building materials.

Use of sodium tripolyphosphate:

Washing product:

Sodium tripolyphosphate is a commonly used synergic agent and phosphate inhibitor in detergents, which can accelerate the infiltration, penetration, and emulsification of surfactants in soap-based and synthetic detergents, enhance the cleaning effect, and reduce the influence of calcium and magnesium plasma in water to prevent premature precipitation of detergents.

Food application:

Sodium tripolyphosphate is widely used in the food industry in the processing of meat products, aquatic products, dairy products, ice cream, etc., it can help control the pH value of food, extend the shelf life of food, prevent fat molecules from settling in the oil mixture, and regulate the taste and texture of food.

Water treatment :

Sodium tripolyphosphate can prevent the formation of scale, reduce the content of hardness ions in water, prevent the corrosion of pipes, boilers, coolers, and other equipment, and have a certain killing effect on germs and bacteria in water.


In agriculture, sodium tripolyphosphate can be used as a cleaning agent for cervical cutters, which is used to clean and disinfect farms livestock, and poultry houses to prevent the spread of germs.

Safety of sodium tripolyphosphate:

The safety of sodium tripolyphosphate has been a concern for people. At present, the use of food, medicine, and other fields has been limited. In the process of use, attention should be given to controlling the amount of use to avoid excessive use. At the same time, sodium tripolyphosphate may have a definite impact on aquatic organisms, so it is also necessary to pay attention to environmental protection when using it.

Sodium tripolyphosphate is an important industrial raw material, which is commonly used in washing, food, water treatment, agriculture, and building materials. In the use of the need to control the amount of use, to avoid excessive use, but also give attention to environmental protection and safety issues.

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