Application Report #18 (Fluid Bed Dryers)

 

Many potash producers expose the granulated product to a mist of water late in production, then quickly dry it - creating a shell around each granule - in what is called a 'glazing' step. This offers better resistance to degradation and a higher quality product.

While a number of different drying methods exist, the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan reports that its Allan, SK, plant, by combining higher concentrations of water with the use of fluid bed dryers from Schwing Bioset, has significantly lowered material degradation rates.

Schwing Bioset - Application Report - Fluid Bed Dryers