TCC’s Calcium Nitrate is a colorless anhydrous salt that is used as a fertilizer, among other applications. 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 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 regeneratable 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.
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