Potassium nitrate is a very versatile product with a wide range of applications. It is often used as a fertilizer in agriculture because it provides plants with two essential nutrients: potassium and nitrogen. It can also be used as an ingredient in detergents, as an electrolyte in electroplating and in removing tree stumps.
Also known as KNO3 or saltpetre, the product is the potassium salt of nitric acid. It occurs as a white crystal powder that is highly soluble in water. The pure form does not occur in large quantities in nature and is usually obtained by processing natural minerals or by synthesis from other chemicals.
Potassium nitrate or KNO3 is an oxidizer and must be separated from highly reducing substances, such as metal powders, to avoid fire or explosion hazards. Our KNO3 is of high purity, with a purity level of over 99%. It comes in strong plastic sealed containers that are safe for transportation and storage. Whether you use it for farming, cleaning, electroplating or stump removal, you can be confident that DutchChems’ products are of the highest quality and purity.
This product falls under the Regulated Precursors Act and therefore we are required to ask you to fill in what you intend to use this product for.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where should I store potassium nitrate?
The product should be stored in a dry, well-ventilated area away from heat and flames. With us, the product is sold in resealable containers, making it easy to store after use, keeping the product fresh and effective. It should also be kept separate from highly reducing substances, such as metal powders like aluminum, magnesium and iron.
Can potassium nitrate be used for crops?
Yes, is often used as a fertilizer in agriculture because it provides plants with two essential nutrients: potassium and nitrogen. It can be applied to various crops, including grains, fruits and vegetables.
Is potassium nitrate the same as tree stump remover?
Potassium nitrate is a common ingredient in tree stump removal products. When applied to the stump, it stimulates natural wood decomposition and makes it easier to remove the stump. The main ingredient in tree stump removal products is usually potassium nitrate, also known as KNO3.
Is the product safe to handle?
Potassium nitrate is generally considered safe to handle when used as directed. However, it can be irritating to the skin and eyes, so it is important to wear protective gloves and goggles when handling it. If you are concerned about the safety of working with potassium nitrate, download our Safety Data Sheet for more information.
Can potassium nitrate be used as a preservative?
Yes, it is often used as a preservative in meat processing because it helps prevent the growth of bacteria and extends the shelf life of meat. It is also used to give cured meats, such as bacon and ham, their characteristic pink color. When used as a food preservative, it is important to use food grade so that the food can be consumed safely. However, it is important to use the recommended amounts from a cookbook to avoid negative health effects.
Where can I buy potassium nitrate – KNO3?
If you want to buy potassium nitrate – KNO3, you have come to the right place. Order it from us with just the click of a button. Once we receive your order, we take immediate action so that you receive your product as soon as possible!