All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

Bulk Material Handling Equipment in the Fertilizer Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Material Handling Equipment in the Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Industry

From moving ore at the mine site, to storing finished product, the fertilizer industry relies on bulk solids handling equipment to keep processes running and product moving around the clock. This heavy demand, combined with some of the specific challenges fertilizers present, requires expertly designed Continue reading →

 

Key Process Parameters in Granulation Drum Sizing & Design

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

3D FEECO Rotary Granulator (Granulation Drum)

Granulation drums, also commonly called granulators or agglomeration drums, are used throughout a variety of industrial settings to process fines into a granular product. They have become the basis of modern fertilizer granulation, and continue to make their way into a growing number of applications.  Continue reading →

 

Fertilizers and Soil Amendments: Dust Suppression Through Coating

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coating for Dust Suppression in Fertilizers (Fertilisers) and Soil Amendments

Fertilizer and soil amendment producers face many obstacles. One of their greatest challenges lies in controlling dust. As a top priority, there are many options available on the market to aid in dust management. And while some producers opt for dust collection systems, dust prevention Continue reading →

 

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

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

High-Speed Mixers for use in Animal Feed Granulation

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 pugmill mixer, also known as a paddle mixer. Continue reading →

 

Coating Paves the Way in Transforming Traditional Fertilizers into Specialty Products

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coated Urea Fertilizer (Fertiliser)

As the amount of arable land per capita declines in the face of a growing global population, the need to improve agricultural productivity is critical. At the same time, the inefficient use of fertilizer products has brought about several environmental issues with devastating effects on Continue reading →

 

A Look at the FAO’s Fertilizer Code of Conduct

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Fertilizer (Fertiliser) 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 (Sulphur Fertiliser) 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 (Granulator)

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 →

 


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