Definition and Usage Areas of Ferrous sulfate
Ferrous sulfate is a dry chemical substance with a green-blue color, and odorless, crystalline structure. According to the amount of water in iron sulfate; It is divided into types as unhydrate (anhydrous), monohydrate (1 – one aqueous), pentahydrate (5 – five aqueous), heptahydrate (7- seven aqueous). It is formulated with the chemical formula FeSO4. Ferrous Sulphate contains between 17-20% iron.
Ferrous sulfate is a type of iron. You normally get iron from the foods you eat. In your body, iron becomes part of hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from your blood to tissues and organs. Myoglobin helps your muscle cells store oxygen.
- Ferrous sulfate is used in a wide variety of industries, including the medical, manufacturing and horticultural sectors.
- FeSO4 is also used as a granular fertilizer.
- The use of ferrous sulfate as an algae killer helps acidify alkaline soils to provide ideal conditions for a number of dissolving plants.
- It is also used as an effective and cost-effective means of controlling moss and algae and as an ingredient in lawn sand and turf dressings.
- Sulfate acidifies soils and encourages good leafy grass growth. High alkaline soil hurts grass growth.
- Controls unwanted moss that spoils the appearance of your lawn.
- Reduces the chance of grass disease
- fertilizing the soil
- FeSO4, along with other iron compounds, is used to fortify foods and to treat and prevent iron deficiency anemia.
- FeSO4 was used in the manufacture of inks used from the middle ages until the end of the eighteenth century, most notably the iron glue ink.
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