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Stinky Fertilizer
Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 22, 2021 02:20PM
I opened up a clear plastic bag containing Miracle Grow that was sitting in the sun, and whew!

It had a powerful odor of ammonia.
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Re: Stinky Fertilizer
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 22, 2021 02:56PM
No surprise there. Anyhydrous Ammonia is the primary chemical fertilizer for massive doses of Nitrogen.
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Re: Stinky Fertilizer
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: June 22, 2021 02:57PM
Ammonium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula NH 4 NO 3. It is a white crystalline solid consisting of ions of ammonium and nitrate. It is highly soluble in water and hygroscopic as a solid, although it does not form hydrates. It is predominantly used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer.

I guess that explains it.
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Re: Stinky Fertilizer
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 22, 2021 03:01PM
....does it smell like....stinky....tofu.....???



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Re: Stinky Fertilizer
Posted by: neophyte
Date: June 22, 2021 03:32PM
Thermal decomposition of ammonium nitrate. It starts with the endothermic (energy absorption, ie heat from the sun's rays) decomposition to form nitric acid and ammonia. At higher temperatures, a different, exothermic reaction occurs, resulting in rapidly expanding gas production (ie BOOM). Your fertilizer has other plant nutrients mixed in, so the BOOM part probably can't happen.
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Re: Stinky Fertilizer
Posted by: srf1957
Date: June 22, 2021 07:24PM
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cbelt3
No surprise there. Anyhydrous Ammonia is the primary chemical fertilizer for massive doses of Nitrogen.
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Anhydrous ammonia is put in a tank. It looks just like a LP gas tank . A coworker forgot to bleed off. the fittings once . Ended up with a blister the. size of a baseball on his arm .
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Re: Stinky Fertilizer
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 22, 2021 08:35PM
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Fred_Also
Ammonium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula NH 4 NO 3. It is a white crystalline solid consisting of ions of ammonium and nitrate. It is highly soluble in water and hygroscopic as a solid, although it does not form hydrates. It is predominantly used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer.

I guess that explains it.

And ANFO bombs.



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