Moisture Content in Potash

Moisture measurement and control is a crucial aspect in processing potash into a usable form. MoistTech’s 3000 Moisture Sensor allows you an instant, non-contact, continuous moisture measurement.


Having the correct moisture levels in potash is critical component during processing. Potash, an abundantly popular mined element, is primarily used for agricultural purposes. Mined potash requires processing in order to make the potassium readily available. Drying is a vital aspect of processing potash into a usable form.


The drying process reduces moisture in potash, diminishing material handling issues such as clumping. After potash is mined, it undergoes processing to create a final potassium product in a readily available form. Agglomeration is part of the overall processing used to achieve an optimal potash product, with granulation or pelletization being the primary techniques. Moisture control is key in all potash processing.


MoistTech is very experienced with the requirements in the processing of potash. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.1% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-10% moisture and up to as much as 90%, subject to application. The outputs can be adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.


By installing the sensor at either the entrance or the exit of the dryer, a manufacturer can continuously monitor the process and can control the moisture content either manually or automatically instantly. Dust from the product is not normally a problem however in extreme dusty environments we recommend the installation of an air purge system to prevent the accumulation of material on the sensor’s window.

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