Analysis Of Substances 27

Analyses of Various Chemical Fertilizer and Related Materials Dissolved Bone-Black

This material is a superphosphate prepared by treating refuse bone-black from sugar refineries with oil of vitriol, which renders nearly all the phosphoric acid soluble in water.

 

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Moisture at 100° C.................

3.97

12.43

Ash....................

49.35

64.21

Total phosphoric acid..............

19.49

25.67

Reverted phosphoric acid.............

3.80

6.20

Insoluble phosphoric acid.............

15.69

19.34

Nitrogen..................

4.04

2.68

Insoluble matter................

0.78

0.42

Analysis Of Substances 28

Dried Blood Moisture........15.02 Nitrogen........8.24

Dry Ground Fish

Moisture at 100° C...................      8.34

Ash........................    37.76

Total phosphoric acid.................      8.23

Soluble phosphoric acid.................      0.10

Reverted phosphoric acid................      3.81

Insoluble phosphoric acid................      4.32

Nitrogen......................      6.81

Insoluble matter...................      0.82

Sulfate of Ammonia

This article, now manufactured on a large scale as a by-product of gas-works, usually contains over 20 per cent of nitrogen, the equivalent of from 94 to 97 per cent of sulfate of ammonia. The rest is chiefly moisture. Nitrogen........20.02 Equivalent ammonia .... 24.30

Sulfate of Potash. (Two samples)

The double sulfate of potash and magnesia is usually sold as "sulfate of potash."

 

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Actual Potash....................................................

27.76

51.28

Equivalent sulfate of potash.............................

51.3

94.80

Sulfate of Magnesia

Moisture at 100° C.....29.01 Sulfuric acid .......30.35

Magnesium oxide.....15.87 Insoluble matter.....6.29

Nitrate of Soda

Nitrate of soda is mined in Chile and purified there before shipment. It usually contains about 16 per cent of nitrogen, equivalent to 97 per cent of pure nitrate of soda. It contains, besides, a little salt and some moisture.

Moisture........0.35 Sulfate of soda......0.21

Salt (sodium chloride) .... 0.23 Pure nitrate of soda .... 99.21

Muriate of Potash. (Two samples)

Commercial muriate of potash consists of about 80 per cent of muriate of potash (potassium chloride) ; 15 per cent or more of common salt (sodium chloride), and 4 per cent or more of water.

 

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Actual Potash.............................

50.0

52.82

Equivalent muriate

79.2

83.70

German Potash Salts — Average of 11 Analyses

Moisture at 100° C.....13.14 Magnesium oxide.....      9.25

Potassium oxide.....21.63 Sulfuric acid......     10.85

Sodium oxide......13.76 Chlorine .... ...    35.63

Calcium oxide......0.85 Insoluble matter.....      2.08

KaInit — Average of 3 Analyses

Moisture at 100° C.....      9.26    Magnesium oxide.....      8.97

Potassium oxide.....     14.04    Sulfuric acid......    21.05

Sodium oxide......    21.38    Chlorine........    32.38

Calcium oxide......       1.12    Insoluble matter . . . . .      0.89

Land-Plaster or Gypsum

Hydrated sulfate of lime................    74.88

Matters insoluble in acid................       1.23

Moisture......................       1.18

Other matters, chiefly carbonate of lime...........    22.66

Ashes (Wood), Unleached

Moisture at 100° C...................    15.72

Calcium oxide....................    28.61

Magnesium oxide...................      3.00

Ferric oxide.....................      1.03

Potassium oxide...................      8.72

Phosphoric acid...................      0.32