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Journal of Chemistry - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 426014, 6 pages -

Research ArticleDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry-Metallurgy, Yildiz Technical University, 34210 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 24 November 2013; Accepted 18 December 2013; Published 5 February 2014

Academic Editor: Marinos Pitsikalis

Copyright © 2014 Ahmet Ozan Gezerman and Burcu Didem Çorbacıoglu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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.

Author: Ahmet Ozan Gezerman and Burcu Didem Çorbacıoglu

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/


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