Potassium nitrate is the most used source of potassium in fertirrigation, being its consumption very generalized in all types of crops, both annual and permanent.
It is a fertilizer applied via pressurized irrigation.
Mainly in heat transfer baths.
- Glass and Ceramics.
One of the most useful applications of potassium nitrate is the production of nitric acid.
- Food industry:
In food preservation as E252.
- Other applications:
Production of gunpowder.
It is also a major component in compounds used to decompose organic remains more quickly, such as tree stumps, because it speeds up the decomposition process.