Bulk bag filler helps company grow bottom line
A company that recovers nutrients from wastewater and then converts them to fertilizer pellets uses a gain-in-weight bag-filling system to efficiently fill the pellets into bulk bags.
Founded in 2005, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., Vancouver, B.C., provides nutrient recovery and phosphorus management solutions for wastewater treatment facilities. The company’s patented chemical precipitation process removes phosphorous and ammonia (nitrogen) from a treatment facility’s dewatering stream and creates highly pure crystalline pellets that are marketed as a commercial fertilizer called Crystal Green. To transport the fertilizer from a treatment facility to a fertilizer distributor, the company needed to find a reliable way to fill the pellets into bulk bags.