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February 2018

The January/February issue of World Fertilizer includes a keynote article on the ammonia market, a regional report on Europe, and a host of other technical features, including granulation, corrosion prevention and simulation technology.

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World News

Europe in Focus
Cole Martin, BMI Research, UK, presents an overview of the European fertilizer landscape in the coming years.

A Sustainable Market
Gordon Cope, World Fertilizer contributing editor, looks at how ammonia markets are finally working toward sustained profitability.

Monitoring Reformer Health
Antonin Steckmeyer, Manoir Industries, France, shares recommendations for achieving high primary reformer reliability.

Full Steam Ahead
Alicia Johnson, Graham Manufacturing, USA, looks at the variables that affect capital cost and performance reliability in steam surface condensers.

Detecting Danger
Kevin Dean, MSA, UK, discusses the monitoring of ammonia leaks with laser-based gas detection technology.

Big Thinking in Small Packages
Alberto Matucci, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Italy, outlines recent developments in ammonia technology, explaining the importance of increasing production without increasing equipment size.

Standing Guard Against UAN Corrosion
Wesley Mossholder, Athlon Solutions, USA, presents a solution for protecting against urea ammonium nitrate corrosion.

Mix To Granules
Thomas Lansdorf, EIRICH, Germany, explains the importance of mixing granulators in producing high quality and cost-efficient fertilizer.

A Fluid Bed Approach
Mike Waskow, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, Germany, explains how economical production of urea-based fertilizers can be achieved using fluidised bed technology.

The Benefits of Pipe Reactors
Shane Le Capitaine, FEECO International, USA, outlines the benefits that pipe reactors can bring to granulation systems.

Crushed to Size
Don Griep, Ludman Industries, USA, looks at the importance of finding a roll crusher that delivers consistent on-size product.

To Efficiency and Beyond
Daniele Pettene, Belleli Energy CPE, Italy, explains how urea equipment was dismantled and replaced in a recent project.

Adding Another String to Your Bow
Stefano Sassi, Eurotecnica Group, Italy, discusses the benefits that melamine production can bring to fertilizer producers.

Training For Success
Michel Eltink, Protomation, The Netherlands, looks at the benefits that operator training simulators can provide fertilizer plants.

Closing the Information Gap in Steam Reformers
Aisha Parvez Dar and Michael Fjording, Haldor Topsoe A/S, Denmark, explain how a lack of critical information can affect the operation of an ammonia plant.

Protection & Productivity
Daniel Znidersic, BD Energy Systems, USA, presents technologies for catalyst tube protection and optimised productivity.

Looking Back
John Brightling and Chris Murkin, Johnson Matthey, UK, look at developments in steam reforming across the years.

15 Facts
This month we give you 15 facts on Europe.

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