An inorganic compound which is white salt and also is iodide compound is known as potassium iodide. Potassium iodide is medicinally used for supplying of tablets for emergency purpose and also is considered to be a precursor to silver iodide which is an important chemical in photography. Also potassium iodide is considered to be an important component in some disinfectants and in hair treatment chemicals. The major use of potassium iodide is effectively made for nutritional purpose as very much used in animal feed and also in human diet. Potassium iodide is also used as fluorescence quenching agent in biomedical research and also is used in the pharmaceutical industry as it can be very conveniently prepared in saturated solution.
Potassium iodide which has the symbol as ki has to be very much used for radiation emergency which involves the discharge of radioactive iodine as it capsules can be utilized instead as in case of an emergency measure. Potassium iodide is very much white crystalline powder which is used in many ways as it is most frequently used salt of iodine which is added in fruits, tablets, eye drops and other therapeutic formulations. The industrial used for this specific element potassium iodide is made by combining potassium hydroxide with iodine and also is much easier to identify old or impure potassium iodide from its yellowish coloration and also it is used in food items like enriched rice, flour etc.
Potassium iodide is used as dietary supplements which would reduce thyroid problems and other deficiency symptoms where potassium iodide acts as effective and also is very efficient. Potassium iodide also has some antimicrobial properties as the solution is applied as an emergency on the wounds and in some regions potassium iodide is used for drinking water treatment as its dilute form is applied for sensitization purpose. Industrial uses include making dyes, soaps, lubricants etc.