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May 2020

The May/June issue of World Fertilizer covers a variety of different topics, including Phosphates, Materials Handling, Granulation, Vibrating Screens, Heat Technology, Corrosion, and Pumps and Valves. It also features a regional report on the North American fertilizer industry.

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World News

Uncertain Times
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, reports that North America’s agriculture and fertilizer sectors are reeling from a host of challenges.

Separating The Wheat From The Chaff
Jens-Michael Bergmann, TOMRA, Germany, explains how a phosphate mine in Saudi Arabia is using sensor-based mineral sorting technologies to reduce the silica content of feed materials.

Fertilizer In Motion
Thomas Lansdorf, Eirich, Germany, explains why detailed and accurate analysis of conveyor technology is essential for a fertilizer plant to produce around the clock without interruption or faults.

Don’t Let The Dust Settle
Elisa Puci and Branislav Manic, Stamicarbon, the Netherlands, explore the design and operational applications of two new scrubbing systems designed to remove submicron urea dust particles.

A Pipe Dream
Gabriele Marcon, Casale, Switzerland, highlights how single and dual pipe reactor technologies provide a safe, flexible and efficient way of producing solid nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer.

Placing More Focus On Screen Time
Chris Watson, Gough Engineering, UK, outlines the hidden complexities of setting up a screening operation that need to be considered when planning a new production facility.

H2 Oh No!
Jamie Zachary, Solex Thermal Science, Canada, examines how plant operators can overcome water scarcity or quality issues by installing a closed-loop system.

Materials Matter
Marcelo Senatore and Daniel Gullberg, Sandvik Materials Technology, USA, consider the impact of corrosion on nitric acid plants and offer a solution to tackle the problem.

No Place Like Dome
Rebecca Long Pyper, Dome Technology, USA, examines how storing fertilizer in domes can protect product in a number of ways.

Vital Assets Under Analysed
Todd Loudin, Flowrox, USA, questions why pumps and valves are seemingly so neglected in plant operations.

Just The Right Pressure
Andreas Caldonazzi and Arne König, LESER, Germany, explain the development of a new safety valve for use in the synthesis sections of urea plants.

This month we bring you 15 facts from North America.

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