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.