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What Is The Average Cost Of Saltpeter Per Gram/Pound? Average Saltpeter Price

The prices of saltpeter, in general, are almost three times that of nitrous oxide. The average cost of saltpeter is $10 per pound. Saltpeter or salpetre refers to potassium nitrate and sodium nitrate. Potassium nitrate is widely used as fertilizers, rocket propellants and fireworks. It is one of the constituents of gunpowder. Saltpeter is a natural mineral that has many commercial uses. It is employed to preserve foods and to make powdered incense. Potassium nitrate is moderately soluble in water, but its solubility increases with temperature. It is insoluble in alcohol and is not poisonous.

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 20:36

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