All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Granulating Biosolids?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The reuse of municipal biosolids as a fertilizer product or soil amendment offers multiple benefits, from both an economic and environmental perspective. Recycling biosolids creates revenue where waste management costs once incurred. Furthermore, biosolids are rich in macro and micronutrients, a valuable commodity to soils Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does a Pipe Reactor Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Often seen in the production of inorganic fertilizers, a pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel which uses reaction heat as the primary method of drying. This process reduces the burden on the dryer, and can significantly decrease plant energy costs. The pipe reactor accepts Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Exhibit at the North American Manure Expo

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO was founded as the Fertilizer Engineering and Equipment Company, and we’ve stayed true to our roots, serving the fertilizer and agriculture industry for over 65 years. Throughout that time, we’ve custom designed and built complete granulation systems, in addition to single pieces of equipment, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: When are Rotary Granulators Used?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary granulators are a flexible processing tool ideal for high capacity applications. Frequently used throughout the fertilizer and mining industries, rotary granulators are commonly employed in the following types of applications: Agglomeration involving chemical reactions where feed component(s) consist of reactive liquids or gases. The Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: NEW Innovation Center Chain Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights the newest edition to the Innovation Center- a chain mill. It was designed and manufactured by FEECO, and is fully implemented into our testing facility. The new chain mill weighs in at 1134 pounds and operates with a 5 horsepower motor. Continue reading →