kelzan’s suspension aid
NOW, AN EASY WAY TO HELP SUSPEND NITROFORM® POWDER BLUE®
(OR GRAY) WITHOUT MECHANICAL AGITATION
Now the suspension aid, KELZAN’S, allows applicators to help suspend Nitroform.®
Powder Blue or Gray using bypass or sparge line circulation. When Nitroform® is used alone or in combination with soluble nitrogen, phosphorus or potassium, professional applicators gain both economic and argonomic advantages.
KELZAN’S SUSPENSION AID PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
KELZAN’S is a zanthan gum that is easily dispersed in cold water. Characteristic properties in fully hydrated solutions include assisting in the suspension of easily setting solids. It is compatible and stable in solutions containing high concentrations of salts as well as a variety of acids and bases.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
1. When applying 1/2 to 1 lb. of nitrogen from powdered Nitroform® (equivalent to 1.8 to 2.6 lbs. of 38-0-0) in 3 to 5 gallons of water per 1000 sq. ft., add 1 lb. of KELZAN’S per 250 gallons of water. Slowly add the KELZAN’S to the water at the edge of the circulation vortex. Allow 20 minutes of conditioning (hydration) time before adding the Nitroform.® (Solutions having a very low or very high pH, i.e., 3 or 10, will hydrate faster if a sodium hexametaphosphate water softener, e.g., Calgon, is added to the solution at the rate of 14 lb. per 1 lb. of KELZAN’S.) Add the Nitroform® slowly for more immediate uniformity as large amounts suddenly added to the tank may take longer to wet and disperse.
2. When applying less than 1/2 lb. of nitrogen from Nitroform® in 3 to 5 gallons of water per 1000 sq. ft., add 1/2 lb. KELZAN’S per 250 gallons of water (or equivalent) in the same manner described above.
The operator may find that lower concentrations of KELZAN’S than recommended can be sufficient for his particular system.