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  • Potash (or carbonate of potash) is an impure form of potassium carbonate mixed with other potassium salts. The element potassium derives its english name form potash. A number of chemical compounds containing potassium use the word Potash in their traditional names are Potash fertilizer, Caustic Potash, Carbonate of Potash, Chlorate of Potash, Muriate of Potash, Nitrate of Potash and Sulphate of potash.
  • Potassium is one of the three basic plant nutrients along with nitrogen and phosphorus. There is no substitute for potassium compounds in agriculture; they are essential to maintain and expand food production. Potash is extracted from buried ancient evaporites by underground or solution mining. Another important source is brine from landlocked water bodies, such as the Dead Sea, Salar de Atacama or Great Salt Lake.
  • The Processing of Potash includes Comminution, Scrubbing and desliming, conditioning, heavy media, Ptash flotation, Centrifuging and product drying, Classification and Compaction, Crystallization, Recoveries.
  • Potash is responsible for the transport mechanisms in the plant whereby materials made by photosynthesis in the leaf can be moved to other parts of the plant for growth, formation of seed and deposition of oil. It is vital in the water regulation of the plant and plays an important balancing role with nitrogen to ensure healthy, vigorous growth and natural resistance to disease, pests and stress.
  • Most potassium (95 %) goes into fertilizers and the rest goes mainly into making potassium hydroxide (KOH), by the electrolysis of potassium chloride solution, and then converting this to potassium carbonate (K2CO3). Potassium carbonate goes into glass manufacture, expecially the glass used to make televisions, while potassium hydroxide is used to make liquid soaps and detergents. A little potassium chloride goes into pharmaceuticals, medical drips and saline injections. Other potassium salts are used in baking, photography and tanning leather, and to make iodize salts.
  • Potassium can be found in vegetables, fruit, potatoes, meat, bread, milk and nuts. It plays an important role in the physical fluid system of humans and it assists nerve functions.
  • According to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, the world potash production for the year 2000 amounted to 42.3 Mt KCl. Saskatchewan’s share of world’s production for the same year was about 13.0 Mt KCl, about one-third of the total. Potash mining in Saskatchewan generates $1.6 billion dollars in gross revenues, equivalent to $251 million dollars in wages and benefits, employing 3,400 workers directly or through contractors. The major share of the potash produced in Saskatchewan goes for export. The US is the major consumer with 52% of the total, another 43% goes to overseas markets and only a mere 5% is used in Canada.
  • EU markets are a major concern to us. Over the last ten years, potash consumption in the old EU-15 has gradually declined as a result of the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This contrasts with trends in potash demand in East European markets, though total use in these nations is lower than in the old EU-15. Since 2000, potash demand in Eastern Europe has steadily increased in line
    with world consumption.
  • Indian Potash was investing over Rs 50 crore in the ports in Chennai, Tuticorin and Mundra to strengthen its fertiliser handling and storage facilities. The company's turnover in 2004-05 was Rs 3,288 crore when it handled over 37.12 lakh tonnes of fertilisers. In the current year, its turnover was expected to exceed Rs 4,000 crore, he said.Indian Potash was floated as a joint stock company to import and distribute Muriate of Potash.
  • As the population of the world increase, the food is in great demand and consequently fertilizer/ potash is in grate demand. Companies world over, are attempting to take over potash resources and companies
  • Recent development of the Australian mining giant attempting to take over the world's largest phosphate mining company is well known to everyone by now
 General Information
  • Plant nutrients
  • Origins of the Element Names
  • Potash
  • Image of potash
  • Potassium hydroxide
  • Muriate of Potash
  • Iodid of potash: Its interesting history

Production Process

  • Overview of Phosphate Rock and Potash Mining and Beneficiation
  • Potash Processing in Saskatchewan
  • Boulby Potash Mining
  • Extraction of Potash Ore and Manufacturing Potassium
  • Potash mining in Saskatchewan
  • Potash mining stock photos and images

Company Profiles

  • Agrium
  • Arab Potash Company
  • Belarusian Potash Company
  • Compass Minerals
  • Flexco
  • Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation
  • Mosaic
  • PotashCorp
  • Potash Limited
  • Saskatchewan Industry and Resources
  • Uralkali
  • Australian Company
  • Potash company credit analyasis
  • Company - dealbook 2010
  • Project - Australia
  • Company performance - 2010


  • Behre Dolbear
  • CWA
  • Equapolar Resource Consultants Inc.
  • Experts in potash
  • John T. Boyd Company, Mining Consultants
  • World Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.

Functions and Properties

  • Cattle poisoning by nitrate of potash
  • Functions of potash
  • Effect of organic root plus on the growth, nutrient content and yield of amaranthus
  • Effects of tanning and fixing processes on the properties of taxidermy skins
  • Sources and Characteristics of Liquid Process Wastes From Arctic Offshore Hydrocarbon Exploration
  • Blending & Spreading Fertilizer- Physical Properties
  • Chemical properties of potassium

Material Safety Data Sheet

  • Potash
  • Potash sulfurated
  • Caustic potash liquid
  • Muriate of Potash
  • Sulphate of Potash
  • Safety data for sulfurated potash


  • Liquid nitrogen-potash fertilizer
  • Process for recovery of sulphate of potash
  • Process for producing potassium sulfate from potash and sodium sulfate
  • Method for producing nitrogenous-potash fertilizer
  • Process for the electrostatic separation of crude potash salts


  • Potash Crystallization
  • Geology of tenth potash ore zone
  • Recovery of potassium fertiliser salts from sea bittern
  • Using Ground Penetrating Radar for In-Seam Crack Detection in Potash
  • Plant nutrient demand functions for tennessee with prices of jointly applied nutrients
  • Production amalgamation's “Belaruskali” potash delivery system analysis from logistic positions
  • Continuous miners set records in salt, trona, potash and gypsum
  • Clay Layer Separation Detection in Potash Mines using Stepped Frequency Radar Technology
  • Simultaneous heat and moisture transfer investigation  for a packed agricultural particle pile bed
  • Salinity gradient solar pond technology applied to potash solution mining
  • Agrium products
  • Uralkali products
  • Main potash products
  • Quick Solution™ Sulfate of Potash
  • Carlsbad white standard industrial grade potash


  • Potash for organic growers
  • Common uses of caustic potash
  • Uses of potassium in plants
  • Making the Most of Potash Applications
  • Potash for potatoes


  • Potash Case Study
  • Potash projects
  • Boost for Congo Potash project
  • MagMinerals Prepares to Develop Kouilou Potash Project
  • China Starts Largest Potash Fertilizer Project


  • Belt conveyors and idlers for the mining industry
  • Power Prime™ Pumps in Mining
  • Intrepid Potash production plants
  • Belaruskali potash production plants
  • Potash production plant of Trona


  • Cross-Border MA and Strategic Investment Market Overview
  • Take over news
  • Potash: mineral planning fact sheet
  • Potash: Its need and use in modern agriculture
  • Indian Potash to tap Lankan market
  • Overview of non-metallic mining
  • Demand for Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash Fertilizer Nutrients in the Western United States
  • Potash outlook for 2005
  • Potash production is at the cutting edge
  • Current Status of the Fertilizer Industry In India
  • Perspective on fertilizer prices
  • Global potash markets and potashcorp
  • Potashcorp company market
  • Potash Industry Expansion
  • World potash market


  • Potash statistics - (1900 to 2004)
  • Potash Statistics - ( 1900 to 2008)
  • Canadian Potash Production Facilities
  • Potassium and potash management
  • FMB potash report

Annual Data (production & prices)

  • Potash market in 2003
  • Potash market in 2004
  • Potash market in 2005
  • Potash Markets in 2006
  • Potash Markets in 2007
  • Potash Markets in 2008

Commodity Data - Year wise

  • Potash production upto 2002
  • Potash production upto 2003
  • Potash in Production 2004
  • Potash production upto 2005
  • Potash production upto 2006
  • Potash Production upto 2007
  • Potash Production upto 2008
  • Potash Production upto 2009
  • Potash Production upto 2010

Manufacturers, Suppliers and Buyers

  • Eastchem
  • Potash suppliers directory
  • Indian suppliers of potash
  • Potash Feldspar Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Selling leads of muriate of potash
  • Selling leads of potash
  • Potash suppliers in UK
  • Buying leads of potash
  • Buy offers of potash

Equipment Suppliers

  • Supertech
  • Whyte-Hall
  • Drilling equipment manufacturers directory
  • Heavy mining equipment suppliers
  • Sellers of mining equipment
  • Recreational Mining Equipment Suppliers
  • Trimmers Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Underground mining machinery and equipment suppliers


  • Potash Production Tax Regulations
  • Some facts on potash
  • Twelve Biochemic Cell Salt Remedies
  • Guidelines for calculation of Phosphate and Potash removal by crops

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