All Blog Posts about ‘Phosphates’

FEECO to Attend Phosphorus Forum 2017

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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

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

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 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:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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

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 →

 

Opportunities in Recycling Phosphorus

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphates play a key role in maintaining food security and overall life on Earth; the phosphorus available in phosphates is a necessary nutrient for many biological processes that occur in humans, plants, and animals. Without it, crops would not produce, animals could not survive, and Continue reading →

 

Testing Phosphates in the FEECO Innovation Center

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Phosphates are essential to life on Earth, providing the vital nutrient phosphorus, which contributes to a multitude of biological processes that make human, plant, and animal life possible. Phosphates can be made into an array of products, from fertilizers to food and consumer products, and Continue reading →

 

Material Handling in the Phosphates Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

As a vital nutrient to supporting life on Earth, phosphorus is a key ingredient in animal feeds, fertilizers, and more. Found in the form of phosphate rock, this essential nutrient is mined and processed all over the world. No matter what material is being produced Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers: The Ideal Choice in Processing Phosphates

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Phosphorus is a versatile component to life on Earth, aiding in a multitude of biological processes that create strong plants, animals, and even humans. As such a vital building block to life, it’s no wonder that ore-bearing phosphate rock is processed into all sorts of Continue reading →