I D
× COMMENTARY
Digitalization Game ChangersGame Changers
The technologies associated with the Industrial Internet of Things, and…
COVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More
Chemical Engineering MagazineChementator Briefs
ANG fueling station Ingevity (North Charleston, S.C.; www.ingevity.com) has completed…
BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILESOLIDS PROCESSINGEQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUSNEW PRODUCTS + Show More SHOW PREVIEWS

Comment PDF Processing & Handling

Chementator: A ‘smart’ fertilizer

By Gerald Ondrey |

Last month, Uralchem OJSC (Moscow, Russia; www.uralchem.com) started production of a new fertilizer, called ASN 32:0:0:5, at Kirov-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OSJ. Granules of the new ASN formulation have a gradient structure with a high concentration of ammonium sulfate on the surface and a high concentration of ammonium nitrate on the inside. The combination of these two salts makes it possible to supply crop plants with nitrogen throughout the entire growing period. Sulfur is said to improve the material quality of grain, especially its baking characteristics, and increases oil content in oil-producing crops and protein in legumes. The ability to activate scarce and costly phosphorous reserves is also a feature of ASN 32:0:0:5; over 20% of the phosphorous fertilizers that are now applied cannot be adsorbed by plants, says the firm. This feature of the new product makes it possible to use previously applied phosphorous as an alternative source of phosphorous nutrition, the producer adds. The fertilizer is optimal for growing rapeseed, grain, potatoes and other traditional crops grown in Europe.   Click here for full pdf version of this article – includes all graphs, charts, tables, and author information    
Related Content

Mettler Toledo

Reduce Explosion Risk in 2 Seconds with In Situ Oxygen Analysis

Changing to GPro® 500 in situ TDL sensors has reduced measurement time from 20 seconds to 2, and almost eliminated analyzer maintenance.

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Reduce Explosion Risk in 2 Seconds with In Situ Oxygen Analysis
Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy in Critical Applications
Non-Contacting Gas Sensors Minimize the Risk of Corrosion to Plant Equipment.
5 ways to Optimize Production of Polymers and Intermediate Petrochemicals
7 Ways to Achieve Process Safety in Chemical Production

View More

Live chat by BoldChat