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Nitrogen consumption in the United States

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Nitrogen is one of the key component elements in biological systems, but is also plays and increasingly important part in other areas of a modern industrial system. The starting point for all N-based chemicals is ammonia. This paper presents 1996 production and use statistics for ammonia and its most important derivatives. It also characterizes they key production processes and environmental emissions. Finally, we summarize losses and emissions of nitrogen within the sector.

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