Potassium Nitrate

Other names: Saltpetre, Nitrate of potash



Applications of Potassium Nitrate include:

  • agriculture:
    • use as a fertilizer: it is a source of nitrogen and potassium which are two of the macronutrients for plants and aquarium plants
    • component (usually ~98%) of some tree stump removal products
    • to induce flowering of mango trees in Philippines
  • pyrotechnics:
    • use in fireworks
    • use in some explosives as oxidant for the fuel
    • in rocket propellant
    • one of the ingredients of black powder (gunpowder)
    • use in explosives for mining & civil works
    • to ensure complete combustion of paper cartridges for cap and ball revolvers
    • added to cigarettes to maintain an even burn of the tobacco
    • as an active ingredient of condensed aerosol fire suppression systems
  • in thermal storage medium of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants
  • to desensitize sore teeth (in toothpastes)
  • as electrolyte in salt bridge
  • in glass manufacturing
  • in metal treatment




Manufactured by Bernardy.
 
Please feel free to contact us if you require more information about our products. We offer several grades to cater your needs and our mineral salts can also be customized to specific parameters and product performance:
cs@isaltis.com