Ammonium Sulfate Prices
Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries
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About Ammonium Sulfate. Ammonium Sulfate (a.k.a. Ammonium Tetraoxosulfate(VI), Mascagnite) is an inorganic salt with brownish to white crystal solid appearance (depending on the purity), odorless, soluble in water and insoluble in most organic solvents. Having nitrogen (21% w/w) and sulfur (24% w/w) in its structure, very important nutrients in plant growth, ammonium sulfate is widely used as a fertilizer.
Chemical Formula. (NH4)2SO4
Commercial Grades. Food Chemical Codex grade (FCC, 99.9% minimum purity); technical/commercial/pure grade (99% minimum purity); and enzyme grade (no heavy metals).
Uses. Ammonium Sulfate is mainly employed as fertilizer; fire extinguishant powder; livestock feed; food additive; fermentation nutrient; and photographic chemical. It is also used in fireproofing/retardant compositions (paper, textiles, wood); tanning; viscose rayon production; and taste/odor control in water treatment.
- Sulfuric acid + ammonia (salt formation)
- Cyclohexanone + ammonia + fuming sulfuric acid (oleum) (Beckmann rearrangement, ammonium sulfate is recovered as a byproduct of caprolactam production)
- Ammonia + sulfuric acid plant tails gases (desulfurization)
- Formamide (amide hydrolysis, ammonium sulfate is recovered as a byproduct of formic acid production)
- Gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O) + ammonium carbonate (gypsum frequently comes as FGD product in coal power plants)
Derivatives. aminoacetonitrile sulfate; ammonium alum; ammonium chloride; ammonium dichromate; ammonium persulfate; chromium; chromium oxide; cuprous oxide; nitrophosphate; and prussian blue.
Methodology. The 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 Methodology.
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