All Blog Posts about ‘Potash’

Potash Testing & Process Development in the Innovation Center

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Potash Testing and Process Development

Potash fertilizer production has been on a steady growth path as requirements for the material rise in the face of global food demand. Producers the world over are working to bring additional production online, particularly when it comes to new and novel sources of the Continue reading →

 

What are the challenges in potash processing?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Potash Processing Challenges

The unique characteristics of potash can present challenges during processing, whether it is being processed via pelletization or compaction granulation. Potash, and many other salts, are hygroscopic, meaning they easily absorb and retain moisture from the environment. As a result, potash is prone to clumping Continue reading →

 

A Look at World Potash Production for 2020

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

World Potash Production

As the world population grows, the reality of just how critical potash will be in meeting the needs of the future, particularly in the form of fertilizer, has become ever-more apparent, putting a spotlight on the mineral and its supply chain, and causing a rise Continue reading →

 

Recommendations for Drying Potassium Sulfate (SOP) Fertilizer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The burgeoning potassium sulfate (SOP) fertilizer market is not just pushing demand for the increasingly popular alternative to potassium chloride (MOP); it’s also calling for more of the equipment needed to process the compound into a market-ready product, especially when it comes to drying – Continue reading →

 

Saskatchewan Potash Industry Update

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Saskatchewan Potash Industry Update

With the world looking to feed its growing population, the potash market looks to be on a long-term growth trajectory. As companies the world over place big bets on the pink mineral, Saskatchewan, already the world’s top potash-producing locale, is looking to cement its status Continue reading →

 

Maintenance Considerations for your Potash Processing Operation

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Potash Processing

A potash processing facility includes many pieces of equipment that are not only a big financial investment, but also critical to daily operation. In order to protect investments, prevent costly downtime, and extend the life of equipment, regular potash equipment maintenance is a necessity. Potash Continue reading →

 

Reducing Emissions Through Potash Dryer Design

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Reducing Potash Dryer Emissions

As emission regulations continue to tighten around every industry in an effort to fight climate change, producers in the potash industry have increasingly been focusing their efforts on cutting emissions. And with the potash drying process accounting for a significant portion of the sector’s emissions, Continue reading →

 

New Potash Production Coming Just in Time for Record Demand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Potash fertilizer production is on the rise across the globe as demand for the nutrient is expected to hit a record high in 2021 thanks to a few growing trends.  Several new projects and plant upgrades are in the works, especially when it comes to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Potash Samples

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Potash Samples

This week’s photo shows four distinct potash samples that were agglomerated in the FEECO Innovation Center. Each sample varies in color, depending on both mining location and binder used during processing. Potash is commonly mined in Canada and parts of the United States, with colors Continue reading →

 

Material Considerations in Handling Potash

This article was authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Potash Handling

Handling a demanding material such as potash requires dependable performance from each piece of equipment in a processing facility. The need for reliability holds especially true for material handling equipment. Bucket elevators, belt conveyors, and so forth must be designed to manage the challenges potash Continue reading →

 


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