Iranian Company Makes Preservative Fertilizers for Agricultural Products
8:05 - February 27, 2024

Iranian Company Makes Preservative Fertilizers for Agricultural Products

TEHRAN (ANA)- The biotechnology specialists of an Iranian knowledge-based company succeeded in making preservative fertilizers for agricultural products by using helpful bacteria.
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“Helpful bacteria have been used to produce these fertilizers,” Massoud Abbasi, the managing director of the knowledge-based firm told ANA.

He explained that the produced fertilizers are so safe and healthy that they can also be used as an edible ingredient, adding, “These fertilizers keep the agricultural products healthy for up to six months.”

“Preservative fertilizers can be used before planting the product in the soil and also after the fruiting of the agricultural products as a poison spray,” Abbasi said.

He noted that the technological level of this product is six and the specialists of the company are trying to heighten its technological level.

In a relevant development in June, researchers at Hakim Sabzevari University, based in Sabzevar city in Razavi Khorasan province, had also succeeded in producing a type of low-cost fertilizer by mixing water and air as their raw materials.

According to a report by the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF), “Examining the photocatalytic capability of two chemical compounds in the photochemical reaction of converting atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia” was the title of a project that Reza Tayyebi, a professor at Hakim Sabzevari University, did with the support of the INSF.

“Nitrogen, as an essential element for building biomolecules, including proteins and nucleic acids, is needed by all organisms on earth. Moreover, stabilizing (storing) nitrogen in the soil is a process by which the molecular nitrogen present in air converts into ammonia or nitrogenous compounds in the soil. This process, meaning nitrogen stabilization (storage) is necessary for human life on the planet,” he explained.

Saying that mineral nitrogenous compounds are needed to join all organic compounds containing nitrogen such as amino acids and proteins, Tayyebi added, “These compounds are also necessary for agriculture and fertilizer production as a part of the nitrogen cycle.”

“For that, it is necessary to use a method artificially and industrially that costs less and uses a highly productive and recyclable catalyst. It should also be possible to perform this reaction in short time and with less energy loss,” the researcher noted.

“If the process of nitrogen storage in laboratory conditions is modified, better and more useful applications can be achieved by commercializing and generalizing it on a broader scale,” the Hakim Sabzevari University professor went on to say, adding, “Therefore, discovering more efficient and low-cost methods is absolutely required for nitrogen storage.”



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