I’m sure the Eco Filter has paid for itself in terms of productivity and waste elimination. But perhaps the health and safety benefits have saved us even more. We’re safer now, and our workers love the Eco Filter system because it eliminates all those physical demands. It dumps all the junk directly into a drum. The filter does all the work.
Ron Lonergon, General Manager Anaheim plant, Neville Chemicals
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The agrochemical industry
The agrochemical industry is continuously growing and must satisfy an increasing demand for high-quality, high-yield production to meet the demands of retailers and consumers alike. Russell Finex understand the industry and can help agrochemical producers achieve the best product quality possible without sacrificing productivity. Whether you are producing herbicides for weed control, fungicides to control fungi growth or insecticides to reduce the effect of insects on crops, we can offer you a separation solution.
Ensuring optimum granule sizes
The most common method of manufacturing agrochemicals is in the form of granules. Their free flowing, dust free nature is ideal to meet health and safety regulations. Furthermore, granules are extremely cost-effective for transportation as they have higher densities than liquids or powders.
While they provide many benefits, granules need to be of uniform size for efficient dispersal in mechanical feeder systems. Dissolution rates for granules are also important to ensure spray nozzles do not block. There are many different methods used to produce granules such as low shear or high shear mixing or wet extrusion. Whichever method is used, oversize (agglomerates) and undersize (fines or dust) particles need to be taken out and reworked. This ensures optimum granule size while allowing for the recovery of otherwise unusable product.
Although granulation is more commonly used to transport and disperse agrochemicals, there are still many applications where a liquid is preferred medium. Hence, having a method of fitration that provides a high quality product while ensuring operating handling is kept to a minimum is vitally important.
Recommended product: Russell Eco Filter
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