Ammonium Nitrate Prices
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About Ammonium Nitrate. Ammonium Nitrate (a.k.a. AN) is an inorganic salt with colorless and odorless crystals that are soluble in most organic solvents. The salt is hardly found in nature, for its high water solubility. It was first described in 1659 and, currently, is the most commercially important ammonium compound in production volume and usage terms. Its great importance comes from the fact that the salt incorporates nitrogen and makes it readily available, in both of the forms that plants and crops use: nitrate ion and ammonia. Fertilizers are the primary use of ammonium nitrate; however, it is used in other industries such as mining, military and civil.
Chemical Formula. NH4NO3
Commercial Grades. 20.5% Nitrogen; 33.5% nitrogen; FGAN grade (fertilizer grade); 83% aqueous solution; temperature stabilized grade (inhibits breakdown of prills)
Uses. Ammonium Nitrates is mainly employed as: fertilizer; herbicides/insecticides manufacturing; explosive production (used in mining, construction, quarrying and military); pyrotechnics; ingredient of freezing mixtures; oxidizer in solid rocket propellants; catalyst; nutrient for yeast; ingredient in some antibiotics.
- Ammonia + nitric acid (neutralization reaction)
- Apatite + ammonia + nitric acid + carbon dioxide (Odda process, byproduct of nitrophosphate production)
To know more about Ammonium Nitrate production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Ammonium Nitrate is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: calcium ammonium nitrate; cyclonite; guanidine nitrate; nitrous oxide; octogen; urea ammonium nitrate.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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