Calcite Powder can be Differentiated from Di-calcium Phosphate and Cheating can be prevented with the aid of Foldscope

Images based on DBT Foldscope Project at Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Science, P.V. Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University, Hyderabad, India

Calcite powder and Di-calcium phosphate are macroscopically white in colour and can not be differentiated without Chemical Test. The cost of calcite is Rs.2/kg while the Cost of Di-calcium phsophate is about Rs.45/kg. Because of this, livestock farmers are often prone for cheating i.e bag may be labelled as Dicalcium Phosphate, but packed with calcite powder or Dicalcium phosphate may adulterated with calcite,

Calcite Powder
Dicalcium Phosphate

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