Micronized Sodium Sulfate anhydrous (finely ground sodium sulfate in its anhydrous form) is sometimes used in the starch manufacturing industry for various purposes. Its primary applications in starch production include:

Starch Gelatinization

Sodium sulfate anhydrous can be added to the starch slurry during the gelatinization process. Starch gelatinization involves heating starch in the presence of water to disrupt the granular structure of starch molecules, allowing them to absorb water and thicken. Sodium sulfate anhydrous can help control the gelatinization temperature and viscosity of the starch slurry.

Cost-effective Ingredient

Sodium sulfate anhydrous is often chosen as an ingredient in starch manufacturing processes due to its cost-effectiveness compared to other additives or raw materials. It can serve as a diluent or filler in starch-based products.

Anticaking Agent

Sodium sulfate anhydrous can also be used as an anticaking agent in starch products to prevent clumping and ensure uniform distribution of the starch particles.

pH Buffer

It may play a role as a pH buffer in starch processing, helping to maintain the desired pH level during various stages of starch production.

Process Control

Sodium sulfate anhydrous can help control the viscosity and other rheological properties of starch slurries, making it easier to handle and process.