In industrial applications, acidulants perform a variety of functions, from adjusting pH to preventing chemical degradation to serving as an environmentally friendly phosphate substitute for detergents and cleaners.

ADM provides a dependable supply of renewable, biodegradable citric acid and citrates for industrial applications.

Here are just a few of the features of ADM acidulants:

Citric Acid

  • Removes scale and rust deposits from boilers and other equipment
  • Cleans and passivates stainless steel
  • Acts as a buffer to facilitate multiple dyings of nylon carpet
  • Increases plant absorption of agricultural micronutrients
  • Oil recovery applications


  • Substitute for phosphates in detergents
  • Added to cement to delay setting

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