Fertilizer Production Industry
FEEDING PLANTS THAT FEED PEOPLE
Plants need nutrients to survive and reach their full nutritional potential. Three of these elements – carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen – are obtained through the air and water. But there are 14 remaining elements that need to come from the soil, and these are the elements in modern-day fertilizers. These elements are grouped into three categories: macronutrients, secondary nutrients, and micronutrients. All must be present in soil in the right form and at the right rate, time, and place to grow healthy crops. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are macronutrients. These nutrients make up most of all fertilizer produced and are necessary for plant growth.
Agricultural pollution has many different sources. Nitrogen-based fertilizers produce potent greenhouse gases and can overload waterways with dangerous pollutants; chemical pesticides with varying toxicological effects can contaminate our air and water or reside directly on our food. CECO Environmental commonly addresses the challenges of the fertilizer production industry with clean, safe, and efficient products and solutions within our CECO family of brands shown below.