What would happen if one omitted Sodium Sulfite from d-23?

Meaning:

Distilled Water (125 degrees F) . . . . . . . 750 ml
Metol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.5 g
̶S̶o̶d̶i̶u̶m̶ ̶S̶u̶l̶f̶i̶t̶e̶ ̶(̶A̶n̶h̶y̶d̶r̶o̶u̶s̶)̶ ̶.̶ ̶.̶ ̶.̶ ̶.̶ ̶.̶ ̶.̶ ̶.̶ ̶.̶ ̶.̶ ̶.̶ ̶1̶0̶0̶ ̶g̶
Cold Water to make . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ltr


As far as I understand, SS is only used as a preservative, so I suppose that the only changes would be:

- less fine grain
- it should be used one-shot
- one should mix it every time

Would it work under these conditions?