What is Potassium Sulphate?
Potassium sulfate, also called arcanite, archaic or sulfur potassium, is an inorganic compound with the formula K2SO4, a water-soluble white solid. It is widely used in fertilizers that provide both potassium and sulfur.
How is Potassium Sulphate produced?
Arcanite, the mineral form of potassium sulfate, is relatively rare. Natural sources of potassium sulfate are the minerals abundant in Stassfurt salt. These are crystallizations of potassium sulfate and magnesium, calcium and sodium sulfates.
Potassium sulfate can be separated from some of these minerals, such as kainite, because the corresponding salt is less soluble in water.
In 1985, approximately 1.5 million tons were produced, typically through the reaction of potassium chloride with sulfuric acid, similar to Mannheim's process of producing sodium sulfate. The process involves the intermediate formation of potassium bisulfate, an exothermic reaction that occurs at room temperature. The second step of the process is endothermic and requires energy input.
What does Potassium Sulphate look like?
It is available as a white powder.
What is the molecular formula of Potassium Sulphate?
Molecular Formula: K2SO4
In which sectors is Potassium Sulphate used?
- Fertilizer production
- glass art
- arms industry
What are the usage areas (processes) of Potassium Sulphate?
- The most common use of potassium sulfate is as a fertilizer. K2SO4 does not contain chloride, which can be harmful to some products. Potassium sulfate is preferred for these products, which include tobacco and some fruits and vegetables. If the soil accumulates chloride from irrigation water, less sensitive crops may need potassium sulfate for optimal growth.
- It ensures that the fruits are fuller and that the number of fruits falling from the branch before they mature is reduced.
- It increases the formation of flowers on the tree and the quality and productivity of the product.
- It prevents disease and harmful formations from entering the plant.
- Potassium Sulphate can be used in glass production.
- Potassium sulfate is also used as a flash reducer in artillery propellant charges. Reduces muzzle flash, flare and blast overpressure.
- Because it is harder and similarly water-soluble, it is sometimes used as an alternative carbonate-like blasting medium for blasting carbonate.
- Potassium sulfate can also be used with potassium nitrate in pyrotechnics to create a purple flame.
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