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ammonium nitrate and fuel oil. See explosiveexplosive,
substance that undergoes decomposition or combustion with great rapidity, evolving much heat and producing a large volume of gas. The reaction products fill a much greater volume than that occupied by the original material and exert an enormous pressure, which can be
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Ammonium nitrate is also used as feedstock for ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) which is used as explosive in mining and cement industries.
Extensive research undertaken by Shell's Fuel and Lubricants Engineers indicated that waste oils could be successfully blended with ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) blend, which is commonly used in blasting.
Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil (ANFO) explosive is prepared by mixing Ammonium Nitrate with Fuel Oil in an aluminum or wooden tray with hand mixing and immediately charging into the bore holes in the adjacent quarry or mines for blasting.