Effects of Calcium Lignosulfonate and Silicic Acid on Ammonium Nitrate Degradation


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Gezerman A. O. , Çorbacıoğlu B. D.

JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2014/426014
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY

Abstract

Ammonium nitrate salts are the most commonly used nitrogenous fertilizers in industry. However, storage of ammonium nitrate is problematic, since its initial properties can decline because of environmental factors, leading to large economic losses. In this study, in order to prevent the caking and degradation of ammonium nitrate, an alternative composition with additional calcium lignosulfonate and silicic acid was studied. The resulting fertilizer was analyzed by screening analysis, ion chromatography, and electron microscopy methods.