All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

Question of the Week: How Can a Pipe Reactor Benefit your Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel that can be incorporated into an agglomeration drum for the production of various, inorganic fertilizers. While the pipe reactor is not required in a system, it can add immense value to a process in terms of energy Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Hammer Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo is a hammer mill in 3D. The FEECO hammer mill is designed to reduce dry and semi-moist materials, specifically granulated or pelletized materials, to the product range of minus 4 mesh to plus 20 mesh. Commonly processed materials include aggregates, minerals, ores, Continue reading →

 

Legislation Could Open Doors for Biogas and Nutrient Recovery Systems

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The recent introduction of the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2017 could mean big changes are ahead for the agriculture industry. The bill, which would incentivize the development of biogas and manure nutrient recovery systems, was proposed by Congressman Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, and Tom Reed, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo illustrates ammonium sulfate granules. FEECO offers comprehensive process solutions for the production of ammonium sulfate using a pipe reactor, a process which produces a premium, round granule.   How does granulation with a pipe reactor work? The pipe reactor is integrated into Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Differences Between FEECO’s Drive Assemblies?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO offers a variety of options in drive assemblies for your rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulation drum, all selected based on the requirements of the application. Chain and Sprocket Drive Assembly Chain and sprocket drive assemblies are ideal for smaller drums running up to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pipe Reactor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a 3D pipe reactor. A pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel used in the production of inorganic fertilizers. Phosphoric or sulfuric acid is fed into one side of the pipe, and gaseous or liquid ammonia is sparged into the reaction chamber. This Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does Chicken Manure Granulation Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s chicken manure granulation method begins with pre-conditioning. Raw manure is typically too wet or clumpy to use as a uniform feedstock; it must first be pre-conditioned into a workable feedstock via composting or thermal treatment (or drying). In either scenario, it is likely that Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Pre-Conditioning Necessary Prior to Manure Granulation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

There are numerous characteristics that make raw manure an unideal feedstock for granulation. Pre-conditioning manure must take place before the manure can be effectively used as a feedstock for optimal granulation to occur. Pre-conditioning focuses on: Particle size distribution: Large particles need to be removed Continue reading →

 

Hurricane Matthew Brings Manure Lagoon Issues to Light – Again

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Not unlike the hurricanes before it, Hurricane Matthew has again brought the issues surrounding manure lagoons to light in the wake of the country’s most recent natural disaster. Lagoons are large, open-air storage pits for manure, now the norm at most intensive animal farming operations Continue reading →

 

Granulation: A Solution to Chicken Manure Management Woes

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In order to feed a growing population, farms across the U.S. and around the globe continue to move toward large-scale, concentrated operations over small farms, with chicken farms being no exception. But with concentrated farming operations and increased production comes a challenge: what to do Continue reading →