Mass production of ammonium thiosulfate fertilizer from the refinery and chemical waste
CEO of Fanoos Langargah Company, located in technology Units of Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas, told to the Anna press journalist in Bandar Abbas about the mass production of ammonium thiosulphate fertilizer: This company succeeded in producing ammonium thiosulfate fertilizer from refinery and chemical industries for the first time in country, by support of Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas. By producing and manufacturing this domestic product, Iran became the third country in Asia after China and India with technical know-how. Mehdi Ranjbar added: Ammonium thiosulfate is used as a 60 % liquid fertilizer in agriculture. This fertilizer is used to stabilize soil nitrogen, which is a prominent feature of this fertilizer to eliminate pests and insects, increase crop tonnage per hectare and alleviate the alkalinity problems of agricultural soils. He said: The obvious benefits of this project are agriculture and sustainable development, which include soil remediation and salinity removal, along with increasing the quality and efficiency of strategic agricultural products, such as canola, maize, wheat, rice, and so on. Increases farmers' incomes, employment in agriculture and industry, supplying domestic demand and export opportunities, unnecessary import and production of phosphate fertilizers, saving currency, preventing selling sulfur crude, and producing more value-added crops. He mentioned that "This fertilizer reduces soil contamination due to the accumulation of nitrate and cadmium, reducing the need for more toxins, and increase health for humans, animals, and plants,". It also contributes significantly to the health of the environment. Ranjbar added: The company's products are in the Technology Assessment System of Iran (SAFA) with a state-of-the-art technology (TRL۵), selected as the second-highest technology at the 2nd Exhibition of "Technology Market of the country with the focus on agriculture and natural resources" in February 2019, and the top jury product, at 19th Exhibition of "Research, technology, and technology market achievements" in Iran in January 2019, is a great honor for producing this product.