All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

Benefits of the Granulation Drum in Granular Fertilizer Production

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Granulation of fertilizer products provides some of the most viable ways to blend minerals to create a multi-nutrient fertilizer, allow for bulk storage and packaging, as well as provide ease of handling and application. One piece of equipment that has become known for its consistency Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Manure Granulation Plant

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile for an on-farm manure granulation plant. On-farm granulation is becoming increasingly more common as the livestock industry transitions to large, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) which produce massive amounts of manure. This manure must be dealt with Continue reading →

 

Agricultural Revolution Demands Specialty Fertilizers and Soil Amendments

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The agriculture industry is in the throws of a revolution; feeding the world’s estimated 2050 population of more than 9 billion people on less arable land proves to be the challenge that defines this generation. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), this population Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Manure Management Slideshare Presentation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Manure Management

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on manure management. Commercial-scale farms are now the agricultural norm, but this has presented a problem in managing massive amounts of manure in a way that is both environmentally friendly and economic. The Future of Farming: An Continue reading →

 

Sustainability in Industry: Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The looming threat of environmental contamination, climate change, and a growing need for raw materials has given way to a new age in how the world views and manages waste. As the population puts a strain on existing resources, never before has it been more Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Granulation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Granulation can be considered the same as pelletization, the method of agglomeration or particle size enlargement, but it often refers specifically to applications within the fertilizer industry. Granulation is generally carried out in a granulation/agglomeration drum, and sometimes includes the addition of a pipe reactor Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Fertilizer Granulation Plant

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a fertilizer granulation plant. The pilot plant is equipped with granulation, drying, cooling, and coating capabilities. A granulation drum is pictured at the top of the photo, a coating drum is at the bottom left, and a rotary dryer is pictured Continue reading →

 

Industry Calls for 2018 Farm Bill to Support Nutrient Management and Soil Health

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The 2014 Farm Bill is due to expire in September of 2018. An expansive piece of legislation, the bill covers a wide variety of issues surrounding the agriculture industry, including everything from crop insurance and credit, to nutrition, research, and even renewable energy. As groups Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration drums and granulation drums are two of many terms used to describe rotary drum equipment. Granulation drums are typically used in the agricultural industry for fertilizer production. The tumbling motion inside of the drum creates uniform fertilizer granules that are easy to handle and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation Drum with Integrated Pipe Reactor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a granulation drum integrated with a pipe reactor. Granulation drums are ideal for high capacity process settings, or when a chemical reaction is required during agglomeration. In those cases, the drum is fitted with a pipe reactor, as seen in this Continue reading →