GenEng News  Nov 2  Comment 
Mallinckrodt has agreed to acquire Ocera Therapeutics for up to $117 million, the companies said today, in a deal that would boost the buyer’s pipeline in treatments for orphan and other liver and kidney diseases. The deal would add to...
Bulk Transporter  Oct 25  Comment 
Westmor Industries manufactures rail loading arms for LP-gas and anhydrous ammonia transfer operations. The design features a reduction in the 90° swivels and only one 45° swivel, creating a less restricted flow, which generates a higher...
MedPage Today  Oct 22  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Lowers ammonia level more quickly than standard care, study finds
GenEng News  Oct 19  Comment 
Scientists may have hit upon a new therapeutic strategy against breast cancer with the finding that breast tumor cells recycle the ammonia that is generated as a byproduct of normal cell metabolism  and use the toxic waste as a source of nitrogen...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 30  Comment 
Import of key raw materials such as phosphoric acid, ammonia and sulphur attracts 18 per cent GST while the final product is taxed at 5 per cent
GenEng News  Aug 22  Comment 
Scientists from the University of California, Davis report that quaternary ammonium compounds (quats)—antimicrobials found in household products—inhibit mitochondria and cellular estrogenic functions. Their study is being published online in...
WA Business News  Aug 10  Comment 
The Clough-AMEC Foster Wheeler Australia joint venture has won a five-year contract to provide maintenance services at Yara International’s liquid ammonia plant near Karratha, with the value of the work believed to be about $100 million.
The Economic Times  Aug 8  Comment 
"We had a softer margin on the industrial product side because we had Ammonia IV shutdown during the first quarter so our industrial production was affected."
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 20  Comment 
Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers has commenced operations of its ammonia, urea and ammonia bi-carbonate plants after carrying out refractory repair jobs in the primary reformer of the ammonia pla...
GenEng News  Jul 10  Comment 
Occupying virtually every water-containing environment, essential to marine food chains, and implicated in the spread of toxic blooms, diatoms—algae with a siliceous cell wall—are of intense practical interest. They also fascinate scientists....


Ammonia is a chemical whose largest industrial use it to produce fertilizer. Ammonia can itself be used as a simple nitrogen fertilizer, but it is more commonly used to produce other nitrogen fertilizers, such as Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN). Although generally the least expensive source of nitrogen fertilizer available to agricultural customers, ammonia may be less attractive since it requires specialized equipment and has limited application flexibility.

The largest cost component of ammonia production is natural gas.

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