All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

Question of the Week: How does a Pipe Reactor Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

How Does a Pipe Reactor Work

Often seen in the production of inorganic fertilizers, a pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel which uses reaction heat as the primary method of drying. This process reduces the burden on the dryer, and can significantly decrease plant energy costs. The pipe reactor accepts Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Exhibit at the North American Manure Expo

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO in the News

FEECO was founded as the Fertilizer Engineering and Equipment Company, and we’ve stayed true to our roots, serving the fertilizer and agriculture industry for over 65 years. Throughout that time, we’ve custom designed and built complete granulation systems, in addition to single pieces of equipment, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: NEW Innovation Center Chain Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chain Mill

This week’s photo highlights the newest edition to the Innovation Center- a chain mill. It was designed and manufactured by FEECO, and is fully implemented into our testing facility. The new chain mill weighs in at 1134 pounds and operates with a 5 horsepower motor. Continue reading →

 

Opportunities in Recycling Phosphorus

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphorus Recycling

Phosphates play a key role in maintaining food security and overall life on Earth; the phosphorus available in phosphates is a necessary nutrient for many biological processes that occur in humans, plants, and animals. Without it, crops would not produce, animals could not survive, and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Manure Nutrient Recovery by Granulation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Manure Nutrient Recovery by Granulation

Manure presents a challenge for large-scale farms. Growing herd sizes, in combination with high land costs, have increased the amount of manure farmers manage, while reducing land available for manure disposal. Furthermore, research indicates that manure application can result in nutrient runoff, which in turn, 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Raw and Granulated Cattle Manure

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Raw vs. Granulated Cattle Manure

This week’s photo shows a cattle manure sample in its raw state (left) and granulated form (right). FEECO’s Process Experts transformed the manure into fortified, dry fertilizer granules. There are several on-farm practices that affect the makeup of manure: animal species, feed, manure handling practices, Continue reading →

 

Manure: The Solution to A World of Depleted Soils

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Manure: The Solution to a World of Depleted Soils

In the past, the mentality surrounding fertilizers seemed to be the more, the better. But after decades of over application and continued research into nutrient management, long-term use of synthetic fertilizers in excess has shown to be detrimental to overall soil health. A growing problem Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Hammer Mills Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

How do Hammer Mills Work

Hammer mills are a type of size reduction equipment, used to break down oversized granular materials. Breaking down oversize material helps to reach ideal particle size distribution for feedstock. FEECO hammer mills use a central rotating shaft, with several ‘hammers’ attached to the pivots on Continue reading →

 

Opportunities for Improved Disposal of Biosolids

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biosolids Processing

Sewage sludge is the product left over after sewage has been treated at a wastewater treatment plant. At the treatment plant, wastewater undergoes a complex process involving a variety of steps used to treat and clarify the wastewater so it can safely re-enter the environment. Continue reading →