Controlled-Release Fertilizer Based on Cellulose Encapsulation

Savitri, Emma and Adiarto, Tokok (2017) Controlled-Release Fertilizer Based on Cellulose Encapsulation. In: Proceeding Book : Sustainable Technology and Innovation : Opportunities and Challenges. LPPM Universitas Surabaya, Surabaya, C-53.

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Phosphor is a main component in a triple super phosphate (TSP) fertilizer needed by plants. But, phosphor is very soluble in the water so it easily removed from the soil, flowed down the river, and caused algae bloom problem. The solution for this problem is by coating the conventional fertilizer with cellulose based material. Coated fertilizer is expected to have a phosphor controlled-released behaviour so the phosphor is available for a longer time in the soil.The research deals with studying mass and phosphor release behaviour of cellulose based fertilizer and also the effect of water content on the media.The commercial granular fertilizer NPK 21-22-21 was coated using cellulose acetate. The coatings were formed by spraying technique.The concentration of the cellulose acetate solutions used for spraying 7 %wt.Comparing to commercialfertilizer, the celulose acetate encapsulated fertilizer was releasing the phosphor in a slower manner. From the experiment, the lower water content on media also give lower mass and phosphor release. So, the conclusion was cellulose based coating could improve the performance of the commercial fertilizer by maintaining the higher amount of phosphor in the soil. The mass release behaviour follows Non fickian or anomolous transport with the release exponent is 0.5772

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Emma Savitri 202034
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 07:38
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 15:38

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