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December 2018

The November/December 2018 issue of World Fertilizer covers a number of different topics, including sulfuric acid processing, urea technology, pumps, valves, and compressors, and blending, handling, and storage. It also features an in depth keynote article on 2019 fertilizer trends, as well as a regional report on Asia.


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Advancements in the Asian Fertilizer Market
Priyanka Khemka, Nexant, details the consumption and capacity developments of nitrogen fertilizers in Asia.

When Stars Align
Gordon Cope details a number of recent developments that have given cheer to the fertilizer sector.

Control the Burn
Scott W. Sexton, Haldor Topsoe Inc., discusses how digital furnace firebox monitoring technology can extend a machine’s lifecycle and improve personnel safety.

Ensuring the Food of the Future
Olivier Gazeau, FINDER, discusses the effective use of plunger and centrifugal pumps in helping to improve the production of fertilizers and increasing crop yield.

A Critical Choice
Annette van Dorp, Bungartz, discusses the importance of choosing the right centrifugal pumps for use in the fertilizer industry.

A World of Sulfur
AK Tyagi, Nuberg EPC, India, takes a detailed look at the production of sulfur and provides a case study on a plant installation in Egypt.

An Inside Job
Vorobiev Alexander and Anderzhanov Rinat, NIIK, Russia, explain how internal urea reactor devices can help to improve efficiency in urea plants.

The Digital Revolution
Robert Waggeling, Microtrac GmbH, discusses the implementation of online real-time dynamic image analysers and their use in the manufacture of urea.

Reducing Safety Hazards
Prem Baboo, National Fertilizers Limited, Mark Brouwer and Jo Eijkenboom, UreaKnowHow.com B.V., and Majid Mohammadian, OCI N.V., discuss the implementation of The Risk Register’s recommended prevention and mitigation measures to improve safety in urea plants.

Material Flow Innovations
Tim Patrick O’Harran, Martin Engineering, discusses the reduction of downtime and safe improvements when innovating and upgrading material flow measures.

A Specialised Solution
Oscar Johansson, Sandvik, USA, and Daniel Gullberg, Sandvik, Sweden, present a new and specialised stainless steel that is enhancing urea production.

Crucial Development
Laura Hayward, AGI, expresses the necessity of investing in Africa’s fertilizer industry.

The Future is AI
Fred Coelho, Bagtech, South Africa, reviews the design and development of the largest capacity fertilizer blending plant in Africa.

Facts
This month we give you 15 facts on Asia.


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