Ammonia , a colorless gas with a distinct odor, is a building-block chemical and a key component in the manufacture of many products people use every day.
Ammonia is used to clean a variety of household surfaces – from tubs, sinks and toilets to bathroom and kitchen counter tops and tiles. Ammonia also is effective at breaking down household grime or stains from animal fats or vegetable oils, such as cooking grease and wine stains. Also used to purify water supplies and as a building block in the manufacture of many products including plastics, explosives, fabrics, pesticides and dyes.
It is also used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, waste and wastewater treatment, cold storage, rubber, pulp and paper and food and beverage industries as a stabilizer, neutralizer and a source of nitrogen.