potassium nitrate production, industrial grade, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

Categories:
ISIC4 categories:
C:Manufacturing/20:Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products/201:Manufacture of basic chemicals, fertilizers and nitrogen compounds, plastics and synthetic rubber in primary forms/2012:Manufacture of fertilizers and nitrogen compounds
Location:
CL - Chile
Reference year: 2015 - 2018
Description

Location: CL - Chile
This activity represents the refining of potassium nitrate of lower purity to high purity of >95%. Potassium nitrate (KNO3) in prill form used as industrial chemical for glass, ceramic frits, enamel glazes, and metal treatment, fireworks and gun powder.
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.

Technology

SQM continueously improves this process to increase production volume and its efficiency.

Process type
Unit
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
NONE
Format
ECOSPOLD2
Aggregation type
NOT_APPLICABLE
Data provider
ecoinvent
Review status
External
Cost
For sale
License

ecoinvent EULA

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