Potassium chloride (KCl) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine. It is odorless and
has a white or colorless vitreous crystal appearance. The solid dissolves readily in water and its solutions have a salt-like taste.
Potassium chloride produced is used for making Potassium Fertilizer.
As a chemical feedstock, it is used for the manufacture of potassium hydroxide and potassium metal. It is also used in medicine, lethal injections, scientific applications, food processing, soaps, and as a sodium-free substitute for table salt for people concerned about the health effects of sodium.
Agriculture fertilizer is used as a supplement in animal feed to boost the amount of nutrients in the feed, which in turn promotes healthy growth in animals. As an added benefit, it is known to increase milk production.
It is sometimes used in water as a completion fluid in petroleum and natural gas operations, as well as being an alternative to sodium chloride in household water softener units.