Fertilizer Research & Development

Developing New Fertilizers and Improving Existing Fertilizers

Since 1981, Applied Chemical Technology (ACT), has led the fertilizer industry in fertilizer development, including specialty fertilizers, as well as the enhancement and improvement of existing fertilizer products. ACT is known for developing specialty fertilizers such as slow release fertilizers, controlled release fertilizers, absorbed fertilizers and more. Our expertise includes the ability to handle fertilizer reactions using both strong acids and strong bases. We also work with a wide range of molten materials. Our technicians, scientists and engineers are concerned about the safety of both our workers and clients and ensure that good engineering practices are followed for every project.

NPK Pilot Plant

    NPK Pilot Plant

We provide an innovative approach to fertilizer development, including the specialty fertilizer market. All under one roof, ACT’s team of engineers, chemists, scientists, designers, and technicians utilize their combined experience to develop new and improved processes for the production of fertilizer products to meet your needs. Our facility includes office space, laboratory space, pilot plant space, and fabrication space. By bringing together all of the resources and team in one place, we are able to brainstorm ideas, collaborate for problem solving, and design and build solutions. Our laboratory technicians provide feedback to our pilot plant engineers within hours. Because we are all under one roof, our engineers, designers, and fabricators can adapt and implement changes rapidly.

Applied Chemical Technology Fertilizer Specialtie

  • Spraying and Handling Molten Materials like…
    • Molten Ammonium Nitrate
    • Molten Urea
    • Molten Sulfur
    • Molten Sodium Nitrate
    • Molten Potassium Nitrate
  • Spraying and Handling Strong Acids like…
    • Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
    • Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)
    • Nitric Acid (HNO3) and NOx, including NO2
  • Fertilizer Granulation and Agglomeration
    • Melt Spray Granulation
    • Wet Granulation/Agglomeration
    • Pelletizing
    • Tableting
    • Ammoniation Granulation
    • Prilling
  • Slow Release and Controlled Release Coated Fertilizers
    • Polymer Coating Applications – Urethanes, Epoxy Resins, and More
    • Petroleum Based Wax Coating Applications
    • Sulfur Coated Urea Products
    • Metal Phosphate Coated Fertilizer
    • Encapsulation
  • Slow Release Reaction Fertilizers like…
    • Urea Formaldehydes
    • Isocyanate Reaction Products
    • Urea-Acetaldehyde Reaction Products
    • Urea Triazone
    • Methylene Urea
    • IBDU
  • Fertilizers with Inhibitors/Stabilizers
  • Absorbed Fertilizers
  • Fertilizer Blending
  • Fertilizer Characterization/Laboratory Testing
    • Fertilizer Physical Properties Testing
    • Fertilizer Control Release Testing
    • Agronomic Product Screening Testing