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    Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate

    Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    Calcium dinitrate

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    Basic Info


    White to light gray granular solid

    Common Names

    Calcium dinitrate; Lime nitrate; Norwegian saltpeter; Nitrocalcite


    25kg per pp woven bag. 25 MT / 20 FCL

    Brief Overview


    Calcium nitrate is an inorganic, highly soluble compound that has a chemical formula of Ca(NO3)2 and it usually exist as a tetrahydrate.


    Manufacturing Process


    There are many ways of producing calcium nitrate:


    Method 1: Limestone is first reacted with nitric acid and then neutralised with ammonia to obtain calcium nitrate:

    CaCO3 + 2 HNO3 → Ca(NO3)2 + CO2 + H2O


    Method 2: It is filtered out as an intermediate process of the Odda process:


    Ca3(PO4)2 + 6 HNO3 + 12 H2O → 2 H3PO4 + 3 Ca(NO3)2 + 12 H2O


    Method 3: Calcium nitrate is obtained from the reaction of aqueous ammonium nitrate and calcium hydroxide:


    2 NH4NO3 + Ca(OH)2 → Ca(NO3)2 + 2 NH4OH




    Agricultural Industry:


    • Used as fertilizer to promote growth of crops
    • Also used to keep certain plant diseases under control. For instance, dilute calcium nitrate is used to control cork stop in apple trees.


    Wastewater treatment Industry: Added to waste water for odour emission prevention.


    Other Applications:


    • Fuel and fuel additives


    • Laboratory chemicals


    • Explosive materials


    • Process regulators

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