The Spectrum of Fluid Fertilizers
This material provides an overview of the development and adoption of liquid fertilizers in the United States. The document highlights the growth of the liquid fertilizer industry, particularly nitrogen solutions, and ammonia, which now supply a significant portion of the total nutrient consumption. The use of superphosphoric acid and its role in sequestering impurities in wet-process phosphoric acid is discussed. The document further explores the different types of liquid fertilizer production plants, including liquid hot-mix and liquid cold-mix plants. The potential of suspension fertilizers, their production process, and the benefits of using a base suspension with gelling agents are also addressed. Overall, this document offers valuable insights into the evolution and utilization of fluid fertilizers in agricultural practices.
Liquid fertilizers, Suspension fertilizers, Ammonia, Phosphate minerals