The story of Phosphate
Phosphorite is a rock containing high amounts of phosphate minerals. Phosphate rocks, or phosphorites, are sedimentary rocks that contain high amounts of phosphate minerals, typically as phosphoritase and/or phosphatic clays. Phosphates in the rock type are often major constituents, consisting mainly of apatite, biotite and quartz. The content of phosphorus in phosphorites varies greatly, from 4% to 20% phosphorus pentoxide. Marketed phosphate rock is enriched to at least 28%, often more than 30%.
Phosphates have been mined since the Roman Empire and continue to be mined in many regions today.
We are trading rock phosphate %29 and %30. We supply it from mostly Egypt and an part of Syria.
We supply rock phosphate for various industries, mainly for the calcium bicarbonate production.
Production is a service that delivers phosphate rock and other P fertilizers to soil-applied customers. This service is designed to meet your specific needs, whether you need additional P in the form of soluble P or are looking for a specific kind of fertilizer. Production serves as a buffer between the supply of raw materials and your needs, ensuring that we consistently have sufficient quantities of organic phosphate material ready for delivery at every point where it’s needed.
Phosphate rock comes from geologic deposits located around the world. Its main constituent is apatite, a calcium phosphate mineral primarily extracted from sedimentary marine deposits, with a small amount obtained from igneous sources. Most phosphate rock is recovered through surface mining, although some is extracted from underground mines. The ore is first screened and some of the impurities removed near the mine site.
Most phosphate rock is used to produce soluble P fertilizers, but some is used for direct application to soil. While phosphate rock can be a valuable source of P for plants, it’s not always appropriate for direct application. Its suitability depends partly on naturally occurring mineral impurities, such as clay, carbonate, iron and aluminum. Labs estimate the effectiveness of phosphate rock for direct application by dissolving rock in a solution containing a dilute acid to simulate soil conditions. Sources classified as “highly reactive” are the most suitable for direct soil application.
Direct use of phosphate rock avoids the extra processing associated with converting apatite to a soluble form. The minimal processing may result in a lower-cost nutrient source and make it acceptable for organic crop production systems.
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