Urea Prilled contains 46% nitrogen and is an excellent source of nitrogen for crops. When applied to the soil, Urea Prilled is converted by microbes into ammonia and other nitrogen compounds that are absorbed by plants where they are used in photosynthesis.
A prill is a small aggregate or globule of a material, most often a dry sphere, formed from a melted liquid. Prilled is a term used in mining and manufacturing to refer to a product that has been pelletized. The pellets are less dusty than the original material and easier to handle.
Urea is synthesized commercially from two raw materials, ammonia and carbon dioxide. Ammonia is produced by reacting coal or hydrocarbons such as natural gas and petroleum derived raw materials with air (see Haber-Bosch process). This produces enough carbon dioxide to allow for direct synthesis of urea from these raw materials. Urea has a number of advantages over other nitrogen fertilizers; it is safer to ship and handle, it is less corrosive to equipment, it has a higher analysis than any other dry nitrogen fertilizer, and it can be used on virtually all crops. The high analysis means a reduced transportation and application cost per pound of nitrogen.
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