Veolia has a long fertilizer crystallization experience, deep technical know-how, and state-of-the-art research and development capabilities. [/caption]Water-soluble potash fertilizers are the optimal way to deliver potassium nutrients. But not all are created equal. Advanced crystallization technologies are the most efficient and responsible way to yield high-purity, fully-soluble potash crystalline products.

The world is facing resource limitations in its quest for feeding a growing population. Poor soils and water scarcity, along with the consequences of biodiversity loss, have raised the barriers to expand the agricultural frontier. And the effects of climate change combine to create impacts on soil erosion, nutrient runoff, heat stress, more plant disease, and less water security.

The solution lies in using the land more intensively, not in converting more of it into cropland. To this end, growers use potash fertilizers. They deliver the “building blocks” that sustain most of the essential plant functions. But to make the best use of these added nutrients, growers apply water-soluble fertilizers. Today, with the help of digital tools and advanced precision techniques such as drip irrigation and foliar feeding, growers know exactly what, when, and where to deliver.

Not all soluble fertilizers are created equal

Whether supplied into the roots or sprayed over the leaves, soluble fertilizers not only boost nutrient uptake but also save on water. But achieving these outcomes without plugging dosing devices is easier with crystals. Crystalline water-soluble fertilizers provide higher solubilities and lower impurities than any alternative products at acceptable pH levels.

To be clear, high-performing crystalline potash products can only be produced with the proper crystallization technology. And because crystallization can upgrade a variety of lower-grade raw feedstock into higher-value products, it can also bring more revenues at higher margins.

For the world to thrive, the future is crystal clear. We have to do more with less. Grow more food with fewer inputs and less waste. To the potash fertilizer market, that means full solubility with minimum impurities. And to achieve them, crystallization technology is the key.

Veolia has a long fertilizer crystallization experience, deep technical know-how, and state-of-the-art research and development capabilities. Through HPD® evaporation and crystallization technologies, Veolia recovers and crystallizes more value from potash resources while enhancing environmental performance through energy savings and water conservation.