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February 2019

The January/February issue of World Fertilizer covers a number of different topics, including granulation, compaction, and prilling, corrosion prevention, and process control and automation. It also features an in depth keynote article on ammonia, as well as two regional reports on the European fertilizer industry.

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Weathering the Storm
David Maher, Argus Media, UK, discusses the effect of 2018’s extreme weather on the European fertilizer industry.

Leading the Charge
Gord Cope details ammonia’s role in guiding the fertilizer sector to better times.

Feeding Europe’s Future
Jacob Hansen, Fertilizers Europe, Belgium, details how Europe’s fertilizer industry can help to address the challenge of meeting its future food requirements in a more sustainable way.

The Melamine Story
Stefano Sassi, Eurotecnica, Italy, discusses the growth of the international melamine market.

A Continual Challenge
Pawe Kowalik, Ewelina Franczyk and Wiesaw Próchniak, INS, and Piotr Baran, Grupa Azoty S.A., Poland, look at ongoing efforts to develop catalysts that are both technologically advanced and cost-efficient.

Potash in the Great White North
Marcel Spritulle, Köppern, Germany, details the realisation of a greenfield potash project in Saskatchewan, Canada.

From the Ground Up
Thomas Lansdorf, EIRICH, Germany, explains the importance of proper planning for the commercial success of a new fertilizer plant.

Formulating For Success
Michael Jacob, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, Germany, explains why fluid bed systems are key to producing specialty fertilizers.

The Perfect Prill
Toon Nieboer, Kreber, Netherlands, weighs up the advantages of prilling vs granulation in fertilizer finishing.

Optimising Tube Life
Paresh Haribhakti and Ketan Upadhyaya, TCR Advanced Engineering, India, look at operational control for the enhancement of tube life and the role of automated reformer tube inspection.

Fertilizer Plant Improvements
Michael Drewes and Ulrich Schmitz, Atlas Copco Gas and Process, Germany, detail the benefits of integrally geared turbocompressors for plant operation.

Battling the Heat
Svein Jacob Kaspersen and Miles Buckhurst, Jotun AS, Norway, look at the development of specialist coatings for high-temperature environments.

Safety Through Simulation
Nicolas Van Lierde, Prayon Technologies, Belgium, explores the development of a training simulator for knowledge transfer in the phosphoric acid industry.

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