Application of eburru rocks from kenya as urea carrier agents

Application of eburru rocks from kenya as urea carrier agents

Author: 
Waswa G. A., Andala D., Aluoch A. O., Kamau G. N. and Michira I.
Abstract: 

Application of Eburru rock samples as urea fertilizer carrier agents was conducted using sorption studies. Characterization by EDS, FT-IR and XRD was done on the samples to determine their zeolite comparativeness. Urea loading and release studies were done through simple aqueous immersion techniques or wet chemistry techniques. The results from these studies indicated that close to 33% of urea could be loaded into the Eburru rock samples within 24 hours equilibration duration, of which 74% net loaded urea could be released in aqueous medium within the 18 experimental days.

Paper No: 
1341