Urea phosphate appears as a white powder with chemical formula CO(NH2)2·H3PO4. It produces a highly acidic solution when dissolved in water. It is used in the agricultural industry for applications such as pipe systems cleaning.
The most commercial method of production involves the usage of Phosphoric acid as the major raw material. First, Phosphoric Acid solution (69% pure) is combined and reacted with an aqueous 70% pure solution of Urea. Upon completion of the reaction, a highly concentrated solution of Urea Phosphate is obtained which is subsequently crystallized by cooling it to below 70 degrees Celsius. After which, the crystals are separated from the mother liquor, washed, and then dried before it is sent for further processing.
Urea Phosphate is widely used as a Nitrogen and Phosphate Compound fertilizer which is suitable for alkaline soil.
It is also used as a feed agent due to its high purity, and it also provides fermentation nourishment.
Urea Phosphate has a variety of other uses like as a fire retardant, cleaning agent and flux for purifying phosphoric acid, and as a finishing agent for metals.