Handling and Distributing Urea
This document explores the handling and distribution of urea, a nitrogen fertilizer compound widely used in agriculture. It traces the history of urea, from its first organic synthesis in 1828 to its significant growth in production and market share over the years. The document highlights the advantages of urea over other nitrogen sources, including its lower pollution levels, transportation risks, and plant food content. It also discusses the challenges associated with urea, such as size segregation, mechanical strength, chemical compatibility, and the presence of biuret. Additionally, the document examines the production of urea-ammonium phosphate grades and the potential use of urea as a supplemental nitrogen source in liquid fertilizers. This document provides valuable insights into the importance and complexities of handling and distributing urea in the agricultural industry.