Monocalcium phosphate (MCP) (Ca(H2PO4)2) is a white or grey powder in small granules, with good solubility in water, with medium hygroscopic property. Produced from specially prepared (fluorine-free) wet-process phosphoric acid and calcite material. MCP is used as a food additive for domestic animals and birds. Food containing MCP provides animals with calcium and phosphorus, which promotes forming hard bone stock and skeleton, improves functions of animal organism, metabolism, and function of nervous, immune and reproductive systems, increasing its productivity. Mineral additives of such compounds are especially recommended for feeding herbivorous animals.
Main technical characteristics
|Main specifications||MCP 22.7(0.2-1.4)||MCP 22.7(0.5-2)|
|Total phosphorus (P), %, not less than||22.7||22.7|
|Calcium (Ca), %, not less than||16||16|
|Relative solubility of phosphorus (P) in 0,4 % HCl, %||98||98|
|pH (1% solution), not less than||3.3||3.3|
|Moisture, %, not more than||3||3|
|Ashes insoluble in 3N HCl, %, not more than||1||1|
|Granulometry:||0.2-1.4 mm, %, not less than||95||–|
|0.5-2.0 mm, %, not less than||–||95|
|Undesirable substances||Requirements of EU legislation||Actual|
|Fluorine (F), mg/kg, not more than||2000||<2000|
|Arsenic (As) , mg/kg, not more than||10||<1.0|
|Lead (Pb), mg/kg, not more than||15||<1.0|
|Cadmium (Cd), mg/kg, not more than||10||<1.0|
|Mercury (Hg), mg/kg, not more than||0.1||<0.01|
|Dioxine, ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg, not more than||1.0||<0.2|
MCP is shipped in bulk or in 1000 kg big-bags or 25 kg polyethylene bags.
Shelf life – 2 years, under transportation and storage conditions in compliance with specification.