All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

Question of the Week: What is Granulation?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Granulation

Granulation can be considered the same as pelletization, the method of agglomeration or particle size enlargement, but it often refers specifically to applications within the fertilizer industry. Granulation is generally carried out in a granulation/agglomeration drum, and sometimes includes the addition of a pipe reactor Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Fertilizer Granulation Plant

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Fertilizer Granulation Plant

This week’s photo highlights a fertilizer granulation plant. The pilot plant is equipped with granulation, drying, cooling, and coating capabilities. A granulation drum is pictured at the top of the photo, a coating drum is at the bottom left, and a rotary dryer is pictured Continue reading →

 

Industry Calls for 2018 Farm Bill to Support Nutrient Management and Soil Health

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Industry Calls for 2018 Farm Bill to Support Nutrient Management and Soil Health

The 2014 Farm Bill is due to expire in September of 2018. An expansive piece of legislation, the bill covers a wide variety of issues surrounding the agriculture industry, including everything from crop insurance and credit, to nutrition, research, and even renewable energy. As groups Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum

Agglomeration drums and granulation drums are two of many terms used to describe rotary drum equipment. Granulation drums are typically used in the agricultural industry for fertilizer production. The tumbling motion inside of the drum creates uniform fertilizer granules that are easy to handle and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation Drum with Integrated Pipe Reactor

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Granulation Drum with Pipe Reactor

This week’s photo highlights a granulation drum integrated with a pipe reactor. Granulation drums are ideal for high capacity process settings, or when a chemical reaction is required during agglomeration. In those cases, the drum is fitted with a pipe reactor, as seen in this Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How Can a Pipe Reactor Benefit your Process?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

How Can a Pipe Reactor Benefit Your Process

A pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel that can be incorporated into an agglomeration drum for the production of various, inorganic fertilizers. While the pipe reactor is not required in a system, it can add immense value to a process in terms of energy Continue reading →

 

Legislation Could Open Doors for Biogas and Nutrient Recovery Systems

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Legislation Could Open Doors for Biogas and Nutrient Recovery Systems

The recent introduction of the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2017 could mean big changes are ahead for the agriculture industry. The bill, which would incentivize the development of biogas and manure nutrient recovery systems, was proposed by Congressman Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, and Tom Reed, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Differences Between FEECO’s Drive Assemblies?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Differences Between FEECO Drive Assemblies

FEECO offers a variety of options in drive assemblies for your rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulation drum, all selected based on the requirements of the application. Chain and Sprocket Drive Assembly Chain and sprocket drive assemblies are ideal for smaller drums running up to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pipe Reactor

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Pipe Reactor

Today’s photo highlights a 3D pipe reactor. A pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel used in the production of inorganic fertilizers. Phosphoric or sulfuric acid is fed into one side of the pipe, and gaseous or liquid ammonia is sparged into the reaction chamber. This Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does Chicken Manure Granulation Work?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chicken Manure Granulation

FEECO’s chicken manure granulation method begins with pre-conditioning. Raw manure is typically too wet or clumpy to use as a uniform feedstock; it must first be pre-conditioned into a workable feedstock via composting or thermal treatment (or drying). In either scenario, it is likely that Continue reading →