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August 2020

The July/August issue of World Fertilizer features a number of topics, such as Plant Design, Engineering and Construction, Precious Metal Recovery, Compressors and Process Water. It also features a keynote article on the Nitrogen Market.

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Peering Into The Unknown
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, finds that the ‘new normal’ is anything but, as fertilizer manufacturers scramble to cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

Joint Project Development
Mohammed Nafid, MET Development S.p.A., Italy, and Sofya Molotova, PJSC KuibyshevAzot, Russia, describe the realisation of a urea fertilizer plant in Russia, from project development to technology/EPC contracting and operations and maintenance.

Measuring Sustainability Of Fertilizer Coatings
Lucas R. Moore, Arkema-ArrMaz, USA, shares invaluable insights on how to effectively evaluate the sustainability of fertilizer coatings.

A Look Behind The Scenes
Brad Cook and Juergen Neumann, Sabin Metal Corporation, USA, analyse some of the most crucial questions surrounding recovering value from spent precious metal catalysts.

Unearthing The Root Cause Of Vibration Issues
Dave Allard, Hydro, Inc., USA, dissects the root cause of unexplained vibration in a problematic urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution transfer pump and provides a long-term solution through a series of engineered upgrades as well as a comprehensive thrust bearing modification.

Alloying Strength With Durability
Michael J. Cooke, Weir Minerals, USA, offers an overview of materials of construction for pumps, valves and piping used in the production of sulfuric acid.

Making Legacy Last
Paul Richardson, Sulzer, UK, looks at how revitalising existing rotating equipment can offer a cost-effective improvement in efficiency and reliability.

Smoother Workflows
David Fregez, Standard Industrie International, France, explores the options available to plant managers grappling with clogging of material and failing conveyors.

Cleaning Into Every Nook And Cranny Of Phosphate Ore Processing
Gary Engelgau, Athlon, a Halliburton Service, USA, presents a method for performing a deep clean of processing equipment at a phosphate ore processing plant to remove solids, resulting in improved run lengths, equipment reliability and cost control.

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