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Non Life Sciences => Chemistry => Topic started by: Timothy Terwilliker on 20/02/2019 10:34:49

Title: How can i extract or make KNO3 from things in nature like pee and ashes or dirt?
Post by: Timothy Terwilliker on 20/02/2019 10:34:49
I've been trying for a month now to either extract or make KNO3 from things found in nature such as urine, ashes, soil ect. But I'm looking for a way to do this fast instead of a niter bed which would take over a year and so far all my attempts have failed. How do i do this?.
Title: Re: How can i extract or make KNO3 from things in nature like pee and ashes or dirt?
Post by: Bored chemist on 23/02/2019 13:26:16
A nitre bed is probably the best way.
If there was a quicker route, they wouldn't have bothered with nitre beds which are, as you say, slow.