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Can I use Krista K Potassium Nitrate for sugar rockets?


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#1 Simon

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 01:42 PM

I decided to buy a big 25kg bag of potassium nitrate online, however I am unsure what the purity is of the KNO3 inside the bag and if it is suitable for the making of sugar rockets.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 01:45 PM

https://www.dejex.co...tassium-nitrate

This is the 25kg bag I was considering.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:42 PM

Even I had considered it but I do not know the level of purity.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:45 PM

It is good stuff since it's designed for hydroponics. Very few insoluble impurities since it is for dosing systems. I've got about 100 lbs of it.
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 04:16 PM

Will it be safe to order 25 kg of a precursor of explosives outside the national territory?
I know that there is no need for a license, but sellers are required to report who requires significant quantities.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:25 PM

I figured that it has some impurities. To sum up can I use that exact potassium nitrate in the link I previously posted to make sugar rockets and other pyrotechnics such as smoke bombs? I am quite inexperienced with the chemistry associated with this as you can probably tell, haha.

 

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https://www.dejex.co...tassium-nitrate


Edited by Simon, 05 January 2019 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 06:01 PM

There is no way of us knowing. Check your local laws.

Will it be safe to order 25 kg of a precursor of explosives outside the national territory?
I know that there is no need for a license, but sellers are required to report who requires significant quantities.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 02:13 AM

I figured that it has some impurities. To sum up can I use that exact potassium nitrate in the link I previously posted to make sugar rockets and other pyrotechnics such as smoke bombs? I am quite inexperienced with the chemistry associated with this as you can probably tell, haha.

 

Thanks.

 

 

https://www.dejex.co...tassium-nitrate

krista-k is 98.12%, krista-k plus is 98.88%. Either one is fine for pyro



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 07:27 AM

Can back this brand up 100%.
I have been using it since the age of 14 for everything pyro including all my BP and it works fine.

Edited by greenlight, 06 January 2019 - 07:30 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 02:30 PM

For you could it be a good analog of Krista-k plus? The values ​​are similar.
Is there a way to calculate the purity based on the chemical specifications in the product sheet?


Azoto (N) totale p/p% (tipico)13,5 (Max.)13,1
Azoto (N-NO3) nitrico p/p% (tipico) 13,5 (Max.)13,1
Ossido di potassio (K2O) solubile in acqua p/p% (tipico) 46,2 (Max.)46,0
Potassio (K) solubile in acqua p/p% (tipico) 38,4 (Max.) 38,2
Residuo insolubile ppm (tipico) 320 (Max.) 500
Densità apparente g/cm3 (tipico) 1,1 (Max.)0,9 (Min.)1,2
pH (soluzione al 10%) - (tipico) 4,0 (Max.) 3,0 (Min.) 6,0
DOSAGGI

Fertirrigazione:il dosaggio medio è di 40÷80 Kg/Ha per intervento, facendo almeno 2÷4 interventi lanno. La concentrazione media è di 0,5÷1,5 g/l. Per agevolare la preparazione delle soluzioni concentrate si consiglia di non sciogliere più di 15÷20 kg/100 l.
Fogliare: permette di recuperare situazioni di carenza di potassio, oltre a rivitalizzare la pianta in presenza di stress (0,5-1kg/hl). Se ne consiglia limpiego anche per il lavaggio di melate su alberi da frutto (0,5-1 kg/hl).

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:20 AM

If the N03 is 13.5%, the purity will be 97.4%  (13.5/13.86*100)



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:30 AM

it's good to go! Yara and Champion are used most by us and has pretty much the same results.


A few years back we had dirty, stone filled kno3 on the salvage market that worked as well as the Krista K.

I figured that it has some impurities. To sum up can I use that exact potassium nitrate in the link I previously posted to make sugar rockets and other pyrotechnics such as smoke bombs? I am quite inexperienced with the chemistry associated with this as you can probably tell, haha.
 
Thanks.
 
 
https://www.dejex.co...tassium-nitrate


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