Article - 7 Feb 2003
Potassium is an extremely reactive alkali metal. Its abundance, extraction, occurrence and applications are covered as are mechanical, physical, thermal, electrical and atomic properties.
Article - 27 Aug 2002
'Depart' is a water soluble, biodegradable polyvinyl alcohol polymer. It is suited for use in injection moulding to form voids in mouldings. Its unique properties, how it works, biodegradable...
Article - 16 Jul 2003
Phosphate-based fertilisers are the mainstay for boosting soil productivity. Saudi Arabia provides one of the worlds largest deposits of phosphate minerals that can be comverted into diammonium...
Article - 29 Jul 2001
Molybdenum is silvery-white, very hard refractory metal, however, it is softer and more ductile than tungsten and is readily worked or drawn into very fine wire. Primary uses are as an alloying...
Article - 11 Feb 2002
Platinum is used in wide variety of applications, many if which you may not realise. Reasons for its wide usage and extreme value are given as well as other useful facts such as where it comes from...
Article - 12 Jun 2017
The main ingredients found in synthetically manufactured fertilizers include different types of compounds containing nitrogen (N), potassium (K), and potassium (K). These fertilizers are used to...
Article - 15 Nov 2005
The color of a cigars’ ash is determined by the magnesium content of the tobacco. The more white the ash, the more magnesium it contained and conversely, the darker the ash, the lower the magnesium...
Article - 13 Apr 2018
Engineers within the fertilizer industry are all too aware of the toxic and combustible nature of ammonia. In 2013, a catastrophic nitrate explosion occurred in a fertilizer storage plant in the West...
Article - 25 Apr 2018
Ammonia is among the top 10 chemicals produced today; fertilizers in one form or another account for 85% of the ammonia produced while other industrial uses include fibers, plastics, coatings and...
Article - 3 Jan 2018
Fertilizers comprise phosphates and nitrates originating from phosphate rock. XRD is used to differentiate between the mineral phases in the raw material.