All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

A Look at the FAO’s Fertilizer Code of Conduct

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Fertilizer-Code-of-Conduct

In response to the Committee on Agriculture’s (COAG) request for improved food safety and the safe use of fertilizers, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has put together a landmark publication: The International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Pipe Reactors

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Pipe Reactor Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on pipe reactors. Pipe reactors are utilized in the production of some fertilizers. An acid-base reaction vessel, a pipe reactor allows the heat of the reaction to be captured and utilized to reduce the moisture content of the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Hammer Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Hammer Mill

This week’s photo is a hammer mill in 3D. The FEECO hammer mill is designed to reduce dry and semi-moist materials, specifically granulated or pelletized materials, to the product range of minus 4 mesh to plus 20 mesh. Commonly processed materials include aggregates, minerals, ores, Continue reading →

 

Providing Sulfur to Crops is now Essential

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Sulfur-Fertilizer-Production

Sometimes called the 4th macronutrient for its importance next to nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K), sulfur (S) is a secondary nutrient required by plants for a number of physiological purposes.   Rising sulfur deficiencies have put sulfur in the spotlight in recent years, leading Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 1950s Granulation Drum

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

1950s Granulation Drum

This week’s photo is a granulation drum, or granulator, from the late 1950s.   Granulation drums are commonly utilized in the fertilizer industry when a chemical reaction is required during agglomeration. In this case, the drum is fitted with a cross-pipe reactor, where liquid ingredients Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums vs Granulation Drums- What’s the Difference?

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Agglomerator vs Rotary Drum Granulator

When looking for versatile manufacturing equipment capable of producing granules, an agglomerator or granulator drum will predictably turn up in your search. Because drum equipment is flexible and capable of processing large throughputs, they are extensively used in many different industries. Unfortunately, the pervasive use Continue reading →

 

IFDC and Fertilizer’s Role in Feeding the Future

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The-IFDC-and-the-Role-of-Fertilizer-in-Feeding-the-Future

With the global population estimated to exceed nine billion people by 2050, meeting future food production demands has become a focal point of this generation; all over the world, scientists and ag producers are working toward maximizing crop yields while minimizing risks to the environment. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: When are Rotary Granulators Used?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Coating Drums

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 →

 

Process Design: Enhanced Soil Structure with Blended Fertilizers

This article was authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Organic Pellets

With the expected exponential growth of the world’s population, the demand for crop production will continue to grow as well. Inorganic fertilizers have always been at the base of sustaining the increases in demand by supporting fast growing, high producing crops. However, recent studies have Continue reading →

 

Physical Specifications for Granular Fertilizer and Soil Amendment Products

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Physical-Specifications-for-Granular-Fertilizers

Fertilizer and soil amendment products have had a long evolution in terms of quality. At the start of modern agriculture, growers had few options – most of them not ideal. But advanced manufacturing methods, coupled with a greater understanding of nutrient and particle performance, has Continue reading →