Dry fertilizers are inherently dusty products. During fertilizer production, storage, transport and use there is often significant generation of dust as particles degrade. Handling and application equipment can cause breakage, while temperature and humidity swings can cause a loss of granule integrity even while fertilizer is in storage. In some cases, imperfect production processes can result in overly fragile fertilizer which tends to partially deteriorate into dust at any given stage in the fertilizer process. OAN offers wide range of Anti-dusting Agent to overcome the problem of dust generation in plants while production & transferring the fertilizers. Not only is there a loss of valuable product as dust drifts away from its intended location, but dust also creates significant air quality issues. To combat this problem, dust control coatings have long been applied to fertilizers at various stages between production and application.

The storage and management of bulk materials has resulted in a variety of issues, including dust and/or cake development. This problem has grown to such proportions in the fertiliser industry that it not only creates waste and costs problems, but also poses a number of possible safety, environmental, and health risks. Phosphate fertilisers come in powder, crystalline, or granulation aid form, and they tend to cake or break down into dust. Fertilizer dust particles are small enough and light enough to be carried by even the weakest air currents. Fertilizer dust has the potential to cause a variety of issues, including issues with environmental compliance and worker safety.

Antidusting Agent

Appropriate fertilizer dust control coatings must:

  • Provide robust, long-lasting dust control
  • Be relatively easy to apply to dry fertilizer in a typical operation
  • Have minimal impact on the flowability of the treated fertilizer
  • Be made of ingredients suitable for safe use in the facilities where they are applied as well as for all downstream uses and applications including agriculture
  • Not undermine the treated fertilizer’s ability to comply with applicable regulatory requirements
  • Not undermine the treated fertilizer’s ability to comply with applicable regulatory requirements