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March 2021

The March issue of World Fertilizer begins with a regional report examining the opportunities and challenges facing Africa’s fertilizer industry. The remainder of the issue is dedicated to a range of technical articles that cover phosphate processing, wastewater treatment, pumps, digitalisation, particle characterisation, vertical plate technology and corrosion inhibition.

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Contents

 Advancements In Africa
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, explores the opportunities and challenges faced by the fertilizer industry in Africa.

Sustainable Processing
Hanane Mourchid, OCP Group, Morocco, explores how to sustainably process phosphate within a circular economy.

Greener Cycle
Roland Leatherwood and Robert van Springelen, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., Canada, explore how wastewater can be cleaned-up by producing phosphate fertilizers.

Minding The Gap
Dave Allard, Hydro, Inc., USA, discusses the importance of the impeller-to-diffuser relationship for reliable pump operations.

Opening New Digital Frontiers
Jörg Massopust and Roberto Rubichi, MAN Energy Solutions, explore how new digital innovations have opened up increased possibilities for the fertilizer industry.

Size Matters
Robert Waggeling, Microtrac MRB, Germany, discusses online particle characterisation methods for fertilizer.

The Heat Is On
Igor Makarenko, Solex Thermal Science, Canada, explores how vertical plate technology helps mitigate planned rate reductions.

Opening The Door
Julie Holmquist, Jessi Meyer, and Dr Sen Kang, Cortec Corp., explain how migrating corrosion inhibitor technology can help extend the service life of new and existing concrete structures in the fertilizer industry.


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