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Phosphate Basics

Phosphate rock is a non-detrital sedimentary rock which contains high amounts of phosphate bearing minerals. Phosphate represents the only significant global resources of phosphorus which finds its primary use in the fertilizer and agricultural industry. Most phosphorus is consumed as a principal component of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizers used on food crops throughout the world. Typically, 90% of all phosphate rock is consumed in the production of fertilizers. The manufacturing process varies depending on the type of fertilizer being produced. Types of phosphate fertilizers include:

  • Single superphosphate (SSP)
  • Triple superphosphate (TSP)
  • Diammonium phosphate (DAP)
  • Monoammonium phosphate (MAP)

Phosphate Rock to Fertilizer Process

 

Phosphate rock is a non-detrital sedimentary rock which contains high amounts of phosphate bearing minerals. Phosphate represents the only significant global resource of phosphorus which finds its primary use in the fertilizer and agricultural industry. Most phosphate is consumed as a principal component of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizers used on food crops throughout the world.

Typically, phosphate consumption due to fertilizers production represents approximately 85% of world phosphate utilisation with the remaining breakdown as follows: animal feeds, human food complements (8%), industrial uses (5%) and specialty chemicals (2%) account for the remainder.

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