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March 2022

The March issue of World Fertilizer begins with an assessment from Argus Media of what may be in store for the urea market in 2022. The rest of the issue features articles on catalyst technology, enhanced efficiency fertilizer, process simulation for granulation plants and more.

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Conflict In Ukraine Causes Urea U-Turn
In the wake of the Russia and Ukraine military conflict and following months of price increases, Sophie Mason, Argus Media, UK, considers what may be in store for the urea market this year.

Steam Reforming Catalysts With Flower Power
Stefan Gebert and Scott Osborne, Clariant Catalysts, explain how a new generation of flower-shaped steam reforming catalysts are driving productivity in syngas production.

A Helping Hand
Mads Feddersen, Haldor Topsoe, Denmark, shows how, in lieu of recent revolutionary technological breakthroughs, production capacity at existing ammonia facilities can be increased through the addition of heat exchange reforming technology.

Fertilizer’s 2030 Mission
Urvi Mathur, Neelam Aqua, India, explains how the use of enhanced efficiency fertilizer can help the world to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Film Protection Against Corrosion
Andre de Bache, Kurita Europe, Germany, demonstrates how water and energy savings were realised at an ammonia plant in the Netherlands through the use of film-forming products that form a hydrophobic barrier against corrosive agents.

Granular Modelling For Granulation Plants
Edward DeRose and Robert Tinsley, Hatch, USA, explore the creation of a process simulator capable of producing a numerically rigorous mass and energy balance for an ammonium phosphate granulation plant.

Healthy Soil For A Rich Harvest
Thomas Lansdorf, Eirich, Germany, discusses the current trend towards fertilizers in granulate form and explains why a combination of soil improvers and fertilizers can provide a significant and lasting boost to harvest yields.

‘Dirty Sulfur’ Pump Problem-solving
Jan Hermans, Sulphurnet-Liquid Sulphur Processing, the Netherlands, and Martha Villaseñor, Weir Minerals Lewis Pumps, USA, offer advice on how to overcome the challenges presented by ‘dirty sulfur’ pumps for smoother operation.

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