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Thermoanalytical Study on Fertilizer Components and Their Mixtures

  • Maija-Liisa Friman
  • Markku Leskelä
  • Lauri Niinistö
  • Erkki Aalto
  • Antero Hörkkö
  • Juhani Poukari

Abstract

Thermal decomposition of several fertilizer components and their most important mixtures has been studied by simultaneous recording of the TG, DTG, and DTA curves up to 900 °C. The seven mixtures studied were NH4NO3+(NH4)2SO4, NH4NO3+KN03, 0.7NH4NO3•0.3KNO3+2NH4NO3;(NH4)2SO4, 0.7NH4NO•0.3KNO3 +NH4H2PO4, and (K, NH4)2(NO3)2SO4 with 2NH4NO3 • (NH4)2SO4, NH4H2PO4 or 0.7NH4NO3 • 0.3KN03. In addition to simple mixtures, synthetic and industrial compound fertilizers with varying N:P:K ratios were studied.

The effect of additional elements (Cu, Fe, Mg and B) and of experimental conditions, such as the amount of sample and the heating rate, was investigated for a synthetic fertilizer preparation containing N:P205:K20 in the ratio 20:10:10.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maija-Liisa Friman
    • 1
  • Markku Leskelä
    • 1
  • Lauri Niinistö
    • 1
  • Erkki Aalto
    • 2
  • Antero Hörkkö
    • 2
  • Juhani Poukari
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHelsinki University of TechnologyEspoo 15Finland
  2. 2.Research Centre of the Kemira OyEspoo 27Finland

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