|SMBS or Sodium Metabisulfite/ Sodium Metabisulphite is an inorganic compound finding versatile applications as a disinfectant, antioxidant and preservative agent. Sodium Metabisulfite is used as a bleaching agent in pulp and textile manufacture, as well as a reducing agent in pharmaceuticals. It's also a known preservative in cosmetics.|
In F&B industries, Sodium Metabisulfite is commonly used as a food preservative for dried food and juice concentrates. Sodium Metabisulfite is safe for human consumption up to 0.7 grams per kilogram of body weight.
As a cleaning agent, SMBS is also present in wines and beers, as a sterilizer and an antioxidant in the process of brewing beer or fermenting wine.
As antibacterial, it finds application in the process of purifying water, cleaning water pipes and RO membranes in desalinization.