TCC’s Calcium Nitrate is a colorless anhydrous salt that is used as a fertilizer and in explosives. Calcium nitrate is obtained by treating limestone with weak nitric acid. It is also formed during the absorption of nitrogen oxide by milk of lime.
Calcium Nitrate is also used in wastewater treatment, as a component in the manufacture of concrete, for medicinal purposes in cooling baths, and to store energy in solar power plants.
TCC’s Calcium Nitrate is an inorganic compound. Its chemical formula is Ca(NO3)2.. It is a colorless salt that absorbs moisture from the air and is commonly found as a tetrahydrate. It is mainly used as a component in fertilizers but is found in other applications.
Calcium Nitrate, also called (Norwegian saltpeter), was the first synthetic nitrogen fertilizer compound to be manufactured. Production began at Notodden, Norway in 1905. Most of the world’s calcium nitrate is now made in Porsgrunn, Norway.
Calcium Nitrate is obtained by treating limestone with weak nitric acid. It is also formed during the absorption of nitrogen oxide by milk of lime.
TCC’s Calcium Nitrate is mainly used as a nitrogen fertilizer in agriculture and is produced in granulated form. It is also used in wastewater pre-conditioning for odor emission prevention, and in set accelerating concrete admixtures. The dissolution of anhydrous calcium nitrate is highly endothermic. For this reason, calcium nitrate is sometimes used for regenerateable cold packs.
Calcium Nitrate together with potassium and sodium nitrate is used to absorb and store energy in concentrated solar power plants. It can be used as a heat transfer fluid instead of thermal oil.
TCC’s Calcium Nitrate is available for shipping throughout the continental United States with one (1) week lead time. Please call (401) 360-2800 for details. Calcium Nitrate is shipped in bulk (rail, tanktruck, Isotank), totes (IBC tanks), and drums. Special packaging available on request.
The Chemical Company
44 Southwest Avenue
Post Office Box 436
Jamestown, RI 02835-0436
Telephone: (401) 360-2800
FAX: (401) 360-2899
Robert N. Roach III “Robb”
Cell: (401) 864-3111