Definition and Usage Areas:
Ammonium sulphate fertilizer is a crystalline fertilizer ranging from light yellow to gray and mostly white in color. From time to time, brown, blue, yellow or gray colored parts are seen in the fertilizer. Sometimes it can be light green, light blue or grayish green. It consists of 21% nitrogen, 24% sulfur.
Appearance : Fine White Hygroscopic Granular Or Crystalline Powdered Sugar Similar
Chemical Name: Diammonium Sulphate, Diammonium Salt of Sulfuric Acid, Sugar Fertilizer
Chemical Formula: (NH4)2SO4
Packaging Type: 25 or 50 Kg. in lukewarm bags
- It is used as fertilizer in agriculture. It satisfies the nitrogen and sulphur needs required for the development of plants. Since it is an acidic fertilizer, it is used in neutral and calcareous (alkaline) soils. If it is given to the soil continuously for many years, it increases the amount of acid in the soil. Therefore, it should not be given to acidic soils. If it has to be given, it should be applied with some lime. Ammonium Sulphate is usually given at the time of sowing. This accelerates the growth of plants and ensures that the phosphorus in the soil is taken by the plant more easily.
- In addition, due to the presence of sulfur in its structure, it also meets the sulfur need of the plant. It is used in tea, paddy and grain farming. If these plants are given less ammonium sulphate than they need, the growth of the plant will be weak.
- It is used as an additive in insecticide, herbicide and fungicide water-based agricultural sprays.
- It is used in the preparation of ammonium salt.
- In biochemistry, ammonium sulfate precipitates are used as a common method for purification of proteins.
- It is used as an additive in the food industry.
- It is used in anti-fire compositions. As a fire preventer, it reduces the combustion temperature of the material, the weight loss rate, and increases the production of coal residues.