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April 2022

The April issue of World Fertilizer begins with a regional report on North America from Contributing Editor Gordon Cope. The rest of the issue includes articles on green ammonia, blending technology, mist eliminators, HTHA monitoring and corrosion prevention.

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World News

Another Year Of Turmoil?
For a brief moment, it looked as though the worst of the gyrations in the fertilizer sector were over. Contributing Editor Gordon Cope examines the potential for further turmoil, with a particular focus on North America.

Small Beginnings, Big Potential
Mieke Beaujean, Stamicarbon, the Netherlands, presents the case for small-scale green ammonia being a major step towards the decarbonisation of fertilizer production.

New Shades Of Synthesis
Julie Ashcroft, Johnson Matthey, UK, discusses how developments in green and blue ammonia synthesis and ammonia cracking could support the growth of both the fertilizer and hydrogen markets.

Customer-Specific Blending
Zico Zeeman, EMT, the Netherlands, shows how customer-specific fertilizer blends can assist farmers with maintaining or increasing yields while using less fertilizer, and describes the installation of a blending factory in Topolobampo, Mexico.

Virtual Commissioning Is Here To Stay
Brett Binnekade, Bagtech, South Africa, explores how the virtual commissioning of blending plants and machinery has become standard practice.

CFD’s Role In Mist Eliminator Design
Eduardo H.R.A. de Almeida, Vitor A. Sturm and Nelson P. Clark, Clark Solutions, Brazil, outline the use of numerical simulation for determining mist eliminators’ sizing and positioning.

Pinning Down Early-Stage HTHA During Service
Sergey Putintsev and Herman Lens, TÜV Rheinland Sonovation BV, the Netherlands, detail the benefits of an HTHA monitoring approach that combines both in-service and shutdown inspections.

3 Is The Magic Number
Morgan Clarke, METTLER TOLEDO, USA, outlines three steps fertilizer production operations can take to prevent corrosion at the truck scale to help maximise its lifetime.

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