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September 2022

The September issue of World Fertilizer begins with a keynote article on the global ammonia market from Black & Veach. The rest of the issue includes articles on ammonium nitrates, fans and blowers, heat technology, decarbonisation, green ammonia, pumps and compressors, additives and coatings, and water treatment.

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All About Ammonia
Rochman Goswami, Black & Veatch, USA, discusses the current state of the global ammonia market and outlines an approach to ammonia asset acquisition.

Room To Improve
Dr. Jose R Ferrer, Espindesa, Spain, outlines the benefits of process audits for the improvement of existing nitric acid plant efficiency and capacity.

Taking The First Step
Isaac O’Brien and Paul Kowalski, E2G, USA, explain why damage mechanism reviews in nitric acid plants are a crucial first step towards building mechanical integrity programmes.

Corrosion Control
Angela Philipp and Daniel Gullberg, Alleima, Sweden, consider the advanced and cost-effective material solutions that can help control corrosion issues in nitric acid plants.

All Round Efficiency
Roland Magiera and Peter Herrmann, Venti Oelde, Germany, explain how optimising impellers could help improve the overall efficiency of centrifugal fans.

A New Lease Of Life For Ageing Equipment
Roger Walker, Hydro Inc., USA, outlines how the fertilizer industry could benefit from re-engineering equipment instead of buying new, in order to reduce costs and unnecessary waste.

Home And Trim Dried
Barry Milln and Igor Makarenko, Solex Thermal Science, Canada, discuss how trim drying with vertical plate technology offers fertilizer operators an opportunity to produce a high-quality product, improve energy usage and minimise equipment maintenance.

Treating Troubled Waters
Robin Wright, Robert Hendel, and Grégoire Poirier-Richer, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, USA, discuss how non-phosphorus cooling technologies could support the ammonia industry in achieving its environmental goals.

Cool, Calm And Coated
Christina M. Konecki, Arkema-ArrMaz, USA, describes how coating agents can be employed to maintain integrity and mitigate biosolids dust across the fertilizer supply chain.

Going Green
Rolf Postma, Mahal Patel, and Deepak Shetty, Stamicarbon, The Netherlands, explain the importance of green ammonia in the journey towards more sustainable fertilizer production.

A Flexible Future
Francesco Baratto, Casale, Switzerland, outlines how a flexible approach to green ammonia production could help mitigate the challenges posed by the variability and seasonality of green power.

Automation For Accuracy
Tobias Knape, SensoTech, Germany, details how automated process analysers can improve the accuracy readings of concentrations of sulfuric acid and oleum.

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