Potassium Nitrate is a powerful oxidizing agent (releases oxygen on heating) and is used in gunpowder and fertilizers.
Potassium Nitrate is used in the manufacture of various types of Glass, Explosive-Blasting powder, Slurry, Dynamite, Matches, Fertilizers, Heat Treatment & Heat transfer salts and Leather Processing Industries. Major uses of potassium nitrate are in fertilizers, rocket propellants, fireworks and also used in the process of food preservation as a common ingredient of salted meat since the Middle Ages.
|powderAssay (as KNO3)||99.50 % min|
|K 2 O||46.500 % min|
|Nitrogen||13.800 % min|
|Sulphate (as SO 4 )||0.005 % max|
|Chloride (as Cl)||0.005 % max|
|Iron (as Fe)||0.001 % max|
|Heavy Metal (as Pb)||0.0002 % max|