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Fertilizer Manual

Edited By: UN Industrial Development Organization

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #123227 | ISBN: 0792350324
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The Fertilizer Manual, 3rd Edition, is a new, fully updated, comprehensive reference on the technology of fertilizer production. The manual contains engineering flow diagrams and process requirements for all major fertilizer processes including ammonia, urea, phosphates, potassium products and many others. Environmental considerations are addressed clearly. Equally important, the manual includes chapters on fertilizer use, production and distribution economics, raw materials, and the status of the fertilizer industry with demand-supply projections. Professionals involved with any phase of fertilizer production, use, marketing, or distribution will find this book valuable.

'This book is essential reading for those involved in chemical engineering and technology, mining and fertilizer industries, marketing use and distribution of fertilizers.' Agrochimica, XLII:5 (1998)


1. General Concepts, Classification, Terminology, and Definitions. 2. The Role of Fertilizers in Agriculture. 3. Status of the Fertilizer Industry. 4. Outlook for the Fertilizer Industry, 1995-2005. 5. Fertilizer Raw Materials and Reserves. 6. Production of Ammonia. 7. Transportation and Storage of Ammonia. 8. Nitric Acid, Nitrates, and Ammonium Salts. 9. Urea. 10. Liquid Fertilizers and Nitrogen Solutions. 11. Sulfuric and Phosphoric Acids. 12. Fertilizers Derived from Phosphoric Acid. 13. Nitrophosphate Fertilizers. 14. Other Phosphate Fertilizers. 15. Potash Fertilizers. 16. Compound Fertilizers. 17. Secondary Nutrients and Micronutrients. 18. Physical Properties of Fertilizers. 19. Environmental Protection and Pollution Prevention. 20. Planning for the Development of a Fertilizer Industry. 21. Economics of Fertilizer Manufacture. 22. Challenges Facing the Fertilizer Industry.

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