Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Production Cost Analysis 2020

Calcium ammonium nitrate, also known as CAN, nitro-limestone, or nitrochalk, is used most commonly in places like inorganic fertilizer. One variety of calcium ammonium nitrate is created by adding powdered limestone to ammonium nitrate, while another fully water-soluble version can be prepared by a mixture of calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate, which can crystallize as a hydrated double salt.

Fertilizer grade CAN have roughly 8% calcium and around 21-27% nitrogen. Calcium ammonium nitrate is preferred to be used on acid soils because it acidifies the soil than any other common nitrogen fertilizer. It can also be used as a substitute for ammonium nitrate where ammonium nitrate is banned. Calcium ammonium nitrate is also used in some instant cold packs as an alternative to ammonium nitrate. Moreover, it is utilised in improvised explosives as well. However, calcium ammonium nitrate is not used directly, but it is instead first converted to ammonium nitrate. 

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    The report is a detailed study of economics of ammonium nitrate by the reaction of nitric acid on anhydrous ammonia resulting in an aqueous ammonium nitrate solution.

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    Period of Analysis: Q1 2020

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