Phosphate Applications

The foremost use of Phosphate Rock is when it is converted into Phosphoric Acid and then followed by its use in relevant industry. Presently, the overall national needs for P2Ois annually about 1000,000 tons which practically all of it is imported. 

About 83.3% of it is used in the phosphate fertilizer industry, about 5.6% in detergents, 3.3% in husbandry and 7.8% in food industry, plating, paints, medicine, etc.

Although, Iran phosphate meets some of the national needs but with due consideration to the presence of phosphate deposits, the country is hopeful to be self-sufficient.

Phosphates is Used in the production of fertilizers, fireworks, matches, pesticides, toothpaste and detergents.

- Phosphates are utilized in the making of special glasses that are used for sodium lamps. 

- Bone-ash, calcium phosphate, is used in the production of fine china and to make mono-calcium phosphate which is employed in baking powder. 

- An important component in steel production, in the making of phosphor bronze, and in many other related products. 

- Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) is widely used in cleaning agents to soften water and for preventing pipe/boiler tube corrosion. 

- White phosphorus is used in military applications as incendiary bombs, for smoke-screening as smoke pots and smoke bombs, and in tracer ammunition. 

- Red phosphorus is essential for manufacturing matchbook strikers, flares, and, most notoriously, methamphetamine.