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February 2021

The January/February issue of World Fertilizer covers a number of different topics, including emissions reduction technologies, catalysts, and materials handling.

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World News

Ever Evolving
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, exhibits how Europe’s fertilizer sector is rapidly evolving as producers leverage new technologies to maintain a competitive edge despite the impact of COVID-19.

Feed The World
Tim Laatsch, Koch Agronomic Services, USA, explains the importance of maximising fertilizer plant productivity in order to meet the growing demands of a rising population.

Moving Targets
Martyn Dean, Begg Cousland Envirotec Ltd, UK, and Ronald Peddie, Peddie Engineering Pty Ltd, Australia, examine two ways in which emissions were reduced at an ammonium nitrate plant.

Combatting Hydrogen Attack: Part 2
In this concluding part, Chris Jones and Charles Thomas, Quest Integrity, present and discuss a range of case studies to illustrate the complexity of quality HTHA inspection.

Lean, Clean Machine
Gabriele Corti, Eurotecnica Contractors & Engineers s.p.A., Italy, explains how a well designed reactor bundle cleaning process can maximise melamine plant efficiency.

Concentrating On Water Formation
Scott Osbourne, Stephan J. Reitmeier, Stefan Maier and Rene Eckert, Clariant Catalysts, outline how to carry out a safe ammonia synthesis catalyst reduction.

Know Before You Load
Wendy Yu, Christy Catalytics, USA, emphasises the importance of checking quality control, logistics, packaging and job site storage before loading a process vessel.

Moisture Management
Adrian Fordham, MoistTech, USA, explains the importance of properly managing moisture measurement in fertilizer production.

The Backbone Of The Fertilizer Industry
Dan Baxter, FEECO International, USA, outlines the ways in which conveyors and bucket elevators can be optimised to meet the specific challenges of handling fertilizers.

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