Marketing Advantages of Using Solid Materials in Suspensions
Balay, Hubert L.
This material highlights the marketing advantages of utilizing solid materials in suspension fertilizers. The presentation by Hubert L. Balay, a chemical engineer from the Tennessee Valley Authority, discusses the benefits of solid materials over fluids in terms of cost-effectiveness and ease of transportation. Using solid materials in suspension fertilizers reduces transportation costs, especially considering the rising freight rates for dilute materials. The author explores various solid materials, including monoammonium phosphate, TVA ammonium polyphosphate, diammonium phosphate, solid urea, TVA granular urea-ammonium phosphate (UAP), calcium phosphate, red potash, and micronutrients. The presentation concludes by emphasizing the potential savings and future implications of adopting solid materials in suspension fertilizer production. This information is based on a presentation at the NFSA Round-Up conference in 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri.