Ammonium Nitrate Production Cost Analysis 2020
Ammonium nitrate is a chemical compound and the nitrate salt of the ammonium cation. In appearance, it is a white crystalline solid that is highly miscible in water. Ammonium nitrate also occurs as a natural mineral, known as gwihabaite – the ammonium analogue of saltpeter, and is found in the driest regions of the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Ammonium nitrate is predominantly utilised in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertiliser. It is the most common nitrogenous component present in artificial fertilisers and has an NPK rating of 34-0-0, which means that it has 34% nitrogen. It is also used as an oxidising agent and serves as a component of explosive mixtures, which are further used in mining, quarrying, and civil construction. It is the principal constituent of ANFO, which is a popular commercial explosive that accounts for 80% of the explosives of North America. It also finds its application in some instant cold packs.
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