Mechanochemical synthesis of slow-release fertilizers through incorporation of alumina composition into potassium/ammonium phosphates

Qiwu Zhang, Solihin, Fumio Saito

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Abstract

Synthesis of potassium/ammonium phosphates and alumina composites through a mechanochemical approach is presented for the first time. γ-alumina and the phosphate are coground and the ground products are characterized by X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. Quantitative evaluation of the remaining soluble part of the prepared amorphous phase at a low percentage around 10% demonstrates a potential use of the ground samples as slow-release fertilizers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3070-3073
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume92
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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