All Blog Posts about ‘Australia’

Organics Granulation: System Considerations

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

When you have a potentially valuable organic feedstock, there are many things to take into consideration for an organics granulation operation. The first thing that needs to be done is to analyze the feedstock. Size, moisture content, sensitivity to heat and pressure, flowability – all Continue reading →

 

Types of Organics Granulation Systems

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Simplified FEECO International Organics Granulation Mixer-Dryer Flow Diagram

There are three generalized and accepted approaches for the granulation of organic waste and manure streams. The first is a mixer to drum dryer granulation approach, with the mixer being either a pin mixer, or paddle mixer. In this approach, mixer selection is based on Continue reading →

 

Organics Granulation: Why Organic?

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Why Organics Granulation

As previously stated in Organics Granulation: The Need, “Organics,” as they are called, are a varying range of materials. Organics come from many sources, but originate from three main channels: Agricultural (manure and compost), Industrial (DAF Sludge, food waste, and restaurant waste), and Municipal (biosolids Continue reading →

 

Organics Granulation pt. 1: The Need

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

organics granulation - hog manure

A rising need for organics granulation can be explained as a culmination of numerous contributing factors. Non-renewable chemical fertilizer prices are going up, as is the competition for land resources. As we continue to mine our existing nutrient resources (ie. Phosphorous, Potassium, Nitrogen, etc.), trying Continue reading →

 

Coming Soon: A Series on Organics Granulation

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Organics Granulation Series

This week, FEECO will be releasing part one of their Organics Granulation series. Organics granulation, such as the granulation of chicken manure into fertiliser pellets, has been gaining increasing attention in the fertiliser world, due to a combination of various factors. Although the world of Continue reading →

 

Processing Sludges for Acceptance in the Fertiliser Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

During a time when an increase was seen in the need for processing alternative manure sludges, such as bat, chicken, cattle, turkey, and most of all, municipal wastewater sludges, Lee D. Hoffmann of FEECO International presented “Processing Sludges for Acceptance in the Fertilizer Industry,” to Continue reading →

 

Sulfur Fertiliser Valuable to Plants

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The enactment of the Acid Rain Program under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments was in response to the discovery that acid rain was a major result of the burning of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels such as coal emit sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides when Continue reading →

 

The Role of the Engineering Company in the Implementation of a Urea-Based NPK Granulation Project in Malaysia

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The following is a summary of the article “The Role of the Engineering Company in the Implementation of a Urea-Based NPK Granulation Project in Malaysia,” by Lee D. Hoffman, and Glen H. Wesenberg. In this unique project for FPM of Malaysia, the owner served as Continue reading →

 

Waste to Value: Recycling Plays an Important Role

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Waste to Value Added Products Chart

In an article for the Sydney Morning Herald, Melinda Ham outlines a few of the key processes by which waste is recycled and reused throughout Australia. As recycling becomes a necessity rather than a nicety, the importance of turning wastes into value-added products will become Continue reading →

 

Types of Coal Mining

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

When it comes to mining coal, there are two processes by which coal can be removed from the ground: surface mining, or underground mining. In Australia, the majority of coal mining is done via the opencast method, although often the method of choice is dependent Continue reading →