Superphosphate (triple granular)

Description

They are particles made from phosphate rock treated with phosphoric acid. Main component is calcium superphosphate of about 70% in terms of content.  Used always as superphosphate fertilizer. Bulk density: 900 - 1,150 kg/m3.

 

Non-IMSBC Code information (source: CCC 7inf.9)  - it is a multi-constituent substance produced by the treatment of phosphate rock with acids. Using phosphoric acid, fluorapatite is converted to calcium superphosphate. After the chemical reaction, the intermediate product is usually granulated and dried to particles larger than 2 mm for commercial sale. Grey in colour and sometimes coated in brown to reduce dust during operations. Odourless.  

 

 

Trade Names (Synonyms)
Triple superphosphate - TSP - granulated triple superphosphate - GTSP, Superphosphate (concentrated) - granular TSP.

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