All Blog Posts about ‘Potash’

FEECO in the News: PotashWorks Magazine

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

We are excited to announce that the FEECO Potash Processing Handbook is being shipped alongside this year’s edition of PotashWorks magazine. PotashWorks is the only magazine dedicated to the promotion, production, and distribution of potash. As a leading supplier of potash processing solutions and equipment, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Compact Potash?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Compaction granulation is an immensely effective, cost-efficient agglomeration option for potash and other salts, and it is an ideal method used to turn potash fines into a usable fertilizer product. Compaction granulation operates under the principle that under extreme pressure, some materials will adhere to themselves Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Potash Granules and Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights potash granules (left) and pellets (right) from the FEECO Innovation Center. Potash compaction granulation and pelletization are two agglomeration methods, each offering a set of advantages and disadvantages. The granules in the photo were produced via compaction granulation. This method uses Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Cooling Potash?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Though not always needed, a cooling step in potash processing is often utilized after the drying stage. Cooling the material offers many benefits to the end-product, as well as to the processing operation, such as: Increased efficiency: adding a potash cooler means the agglomerated product Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Potash Samples

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Potash Samples

This week’s photo shows four distinct potash samples that were agglomerated in FEECO’s lab testing facility. Each sample varies in color, depending on both mining location and binder used during processing. Potash is commonly mined in Canada and parts of the United States, with colors Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Potash Processing

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Potash pellets on a sieve.

More than 30 million tonnes of potash are produced worldwide each year, making it an important mineral for a number of product manufacturers, as well as an integral component in fruitful crop production. However, potash’s widespread use does not mean it is always easy to Continue reading →

 

An In-Depth Look at Potash Pelletizing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized Potash

Potash pelletization is a reliable and beneficial method of processing potash. In fact, it is gaining popularity with fertilizer manufacturers looking for a premium, refined product that delivers nutrients quickly. However, a lot of work is required in order to produce an optimal potash pellet. Continue reading →

 

Material Considerations in Handling Potash

This article was authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Potash Handling

Handling a demanding material such as potash requires dependable performance from each piece of equipment in a processing facility. The need for reliability holds especially true for material handling equipment. Bucket elevators, belt conveyors, and so forth must be designed to manage the challenges potash Continue reading →

 

An Introduction to Potash Cooling

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Potash Cooling

Potash coolers are an important step in the potash manufacturing process. While a straightforward task, it is still a large undertaking that requires flexibility and expertise in order to finish with a better potash product overall. Why Use a Potash Cooler Potash coolers provide a Continue reading →

 

The Potash Drying Process: What You Need to Know

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Potash Drying

Potash, an abundantly popular mined element, is primarily used for agricultural purposes. It is a source of soluble potassium, one of three primary plant nutrients required to ensure the growth of healthy and nutritious crops. Mined potash requires processing in order to make the potassium Continue reading →