All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

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 →

 

Phosphate Processing Equipment Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphate Rotary Dryer

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

NPK Granulation System

Our photo this week shows an NPK fertilizer granulation plant. The photo was taken around the early 1960s and showcases a rotary dryer (the larger drum on the bottom), and a granulation drum (the smaller one above the dryer). Now a typical NPK granulation process, Continue reading →

 

Factors that Influence the Viability of a Granulation Process

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Be it for a fertilizer or soil amendment product, the granulation process (and the many configurations thereof) requires a delicate balance of variables in order to economically produce a product that meets the desired qualities. Depending on the feedstock, the end product, and the process Continue reading →

 

Farm Bill Supports Nutrient Management Efforts

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

After passing through the Senate in an 87-to-13 vote and the House in a 386-to-47 vote, the long-awaited and highly anticipated 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law by President Trump on December 20, 2018. The legislation, titled The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, governs Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: High Speed Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

High-Speed Mixer

Today’s photo highlights a high speed mixer. FEECO’s high speed mixers are ideal for producing MCP and DCP animal feeds. They are mounted on top of pug mills, and provide a thorough reaction of feed components, in addition to a mixture of materials, before processing Continue reading →