All Blog Posts about ‘Phosphates’

Processing Phosphates for Use in the Fertilizer Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Processing Phosphates for Use in Fertilizers

Phosphorus is a vital component to the health of plants, assisting in many biological processes that help to create strong stems and roots, aid in resistance to disease, and create a more productive plant overall. Phosphorus is derived from phosphate rock, deposits of which are Continue reading →

 

Processing Phosphates for Use in Animal Feed

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High Speed Mixer for Phosphate Animal Feed Granulation

Phosphorus is an essential component in the makeup of life on Earth. Not only is it a building block in growing healthy, strong plants, but it is also an important building block for humans and animals as well; most notably, phosphorus aids in a variety Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 2018 Phosphates Conference Booth

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

2018 Phosphates Conference

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s booth at the 2018 Phosphates Conference, currently taking place March 12-14th in Morocco. Shane Le Capitaine, Process Sales Engineer, is representing FEECO at booth #18. Phosphates 2018 is the premier gathering for senior decision makers in the fertilizer, feed and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Challenges in Processing Phosphates?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Challenges in Processing Phosphates

Similar with any mineral, phosphates can present challenges during processing. The following looks at the common material characteristics that may cause such challenges when working with phosphates. Abrasiveness. Phosphates can range from slightly to tremendously abrasive, depending on what form they are in. Abrasive materials Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Attend Phosphorus Forum 2017

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO to Attend Phosphorus Forum

The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance will be hosting an upcoming phosphorus forum and FEECO will be in attendance. The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance is a group that advocates for the sustainable use, recovery, and recycling of phosphorus as it relates to the global food system. As an Continue reading →

 

Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns

Phosphate rock is mined all over the world to produce a number of phosphorus products that are essential to plants and animals- namely, fertilizers and animal feeds. Many predict that demand for phosphate, particularly for use as a fertilizer, will only rise, as the world Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Phosphates 2017 Conference and Exhibition

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Phosphates 2017 Show

This week’s photo shows Alex Ebben, FEECO Process Sales Engineer, at the Phosphates 2017 International Conference and Exhibition in Tampa, Florida (USA). Phosphates 2017 is a must-see for those in the fertilizer, industrial and feed phosphate markets, and unites over 400 professionals from around the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do High Speed Mixers Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

High-Speed Mixers

High speed mixers are used in animal feed granulation, a process specific to FEECO International. The mixers provide a better-quality reaction, and results in a more uniform product. The high speed mixer is mounted atop of a pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer. Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Processing Phosphates

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Challenges in Processing Phosphates

Phosphate is a valuable mineral, mined for its life-giving capabilities to plants, animals, and humans in the form of phosphorus. A key component in crop production, livestock feed, and even in consumer products, in 2014 alone, world phosphate rock production was at 225 MT and Continue reading →

 

Phosphate Processing Equipment Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphate Rotary Dryer

The phosphate industry continues to gain attention as of late, as the world begins to approach peak phosphorus. With that, companies will increasingly be looking to improve upon their phosphate products and processing methods. What follows is a basic overview of the equipment commonly used Continue reading →