Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran is now among the nine countries of the world which produce iodine derivatives.
Researchers at the Golestan Park of Science and Technology succeeded in producing Potassium iodide (KI), Calcium iodide (Cal2), and Potassium iodate (KIO3) which have industrial and medical usages, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Feb. 24.
Potassium iodate is used in salt, Potassium iodide is used in pharmaceutical industries, and Calcium iodide is used as food supplement.
The three products have so far been exported to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Idodine reserves are just found around the Caspian Sea and the Pacific Ocean.