The pros and cons of each fertilizer dust control method
In 2012, a study published in the journal Environmental Technology examined the impacts of fertilizer contamination from a phosphate plant on the east Mediterranean coast. Due to local wind conditions, fertilizer dust spread across untreated areas, leading to soil pollution and creating potential hazards for groundwater sources and plant life (Kassier, Lartiges, and Ouaini, 2012). This is just one example of what can happen when facilities fail to institute proper fertilizer dust control procedures. Not only can dust control help prevent harmful environmental effects, but it can also reduce hazards for workers and equipment.