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12.03.2021  |  2211x
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P-Recovery by PHOS4green @ Phosphates Virtual Conference

Join the webinar: March 24, 2021 – 5.10 pm: Glatt will present phosphorus recycling from sewage slugde ash with direct convertion into standard fertilizers
Jan Kirchhof, Senior Sales Manager Process & Plant Engineering, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH, will inform about a PHOS4green plant for the production of fertilizer from sewage sludge ash
PHOS4green is a patented, unique phosphorus recycling technology that releases phosphate from sewage sludge ash and converts it into ready-to-use, standardized fertilizers.

Glatt, a globally recognized market leader in fluid bed technology, has with Seraplant as a partner a highly efficient process developed, that recovers the essential and soughtafter nutrient phosphorus from sewage sludge ash and makes it usable for standardized phosphate fertilizers granules using a fluidized bed spray granulation process. The extraction of the phosphate from the ashes is performed by a simple, flexible and stable process flow with well controllable reaction steps. Fluctuations in the composition of the sewage sludge ash are easily compensated by adjusting the recipe, which ensures a consistently high quality. The generated granules are dust-free, long-lasting and storage-stable, and have a compact, homogenous structure. They can be directly bagged, marketed and dosed as per a normal fertilizer. The solubility of these kind of granules is readily adjustable to the application. Furthermore, being dense, the abrasion-resistant surface reduces undesirable drift effects during application.

In addition, different compound fertilizers (such as NP, PK, NPK and NPS) can be produced using the same procedure by adapting the recipe accordingly. The nutrients in each individual grain are distributed according to the specific application. Parameters such as particle size, residual moisture and solids content can be specifically influenced to achieve a wide range of product properties.

PHOS4green sustainably closes the nutrient cycle and is an economical solution for fulfilling the legal obligation to recycle phosphorus. This procedure is 100 % wastefree – meaning that the ashes can be reused completely. Additionally, the entire process is also waste-free. No harmful intermediate products or exhaust gases are produced during the process. The fertilizers produced in this way also contain up to 90 percent less cadmium and uranium than conventionally produced mineral fertilizers; the pollutant content is below the legal limits.

At the Haldensleben site in Germany a project for an industrial-scale production plant is already being implemented. The location, the products to be manufactured and their recipes as well as the envisaged production capacities determine the economic efficiency.

Start of Production is scheduled for Q1 in 2021, after breaking ground in July 2019. The facility in Haldensleben has a capacity to produce 60,000 mt fertilizer and will start with the products P38 and NPS 12/27/8.

Register right now for the Phosphates Virtual Conference 2021.

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Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH
Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH
Glatt is specialized in intelligent particle design for the generation and functionalization of powders and granulates with defined, adjustable properties. The focus is on particles and powders for pigments, catalytic, ceramic or battery materials as well as for granules and pellets as additives for e.g. industrial salts, detergents and cleaning agents, fertilizers, pesticides, food, feed, dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals. Encapsulation of flavors, enzymes, vitamins, microorganisms, probiotics or fatty acids (PUFA) is just as possible as encapsulation of essential oils and other active, sensitive substances to be protected. With Glatt APPtec®, a unique technology for spray calcination, it is possible to generate, coat and then calcine particles in a pulsing hot gas stream in a single process step. As a pioneer in fluid bed and spouted bed technologies, Glatt masters these important processes for the formulation and optimization of particle properties through defined spray agglomeration, spray granulation, spray coating or (micro)encapsulation as well as through combinations of these processes. Also in the high temperature range. Glatt supports the product idea from the early phase of product formulation through process development to scale-up to production scale. Under the leadership of the Glatt Process & Plant Engineering teams, customized production plants for nutrition, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and biotech applications are successfully planned and commissioned. Worldwide. Whether based on powder synthesis, fluid bed or spouted bed technology, Glatt also offers certified contract manufacturing for customers without their own production capacities.
Last update: 05.01.2023

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Conference & Exhibition Phosphates 2021
Exploring the supply, demand and technical dynamics shaping the global phosphate industry In light of the current pandemic, CRU Phosphates 2021 will take place as a virtual conference from 23-25 March 2021. The annual conference regularly attracts an audience of 400+ delegates from 40+ countries from across the global phosphates supply chain, and is a must-attend for both senior commercial and technical decision-makers to network with influential stakeholders, and for professional development. The only "virtual" thing about the conference is the venue: the conference still offers real insight, real networking, real business opportunities. And at a cost of €440 to attend and no travel and accommodation costs - real value. The virtual event will take place on a highly immersive platform. This year’s extensive dual-streamed agenda will give you the latest market updates and technical innovations. The expanded technical content stream, with a dedicated agenda of technical papers and showcase presentations, is specifically tailored for operators working across mining and plant-based facilities. The technical agenda offers an ideal opportunity for you to share experience, develop solutions to operational challenges, and learn how new technology, process, materials, and equipment developments can improve efficiency, environmental compliance and productivity. In addition to the CRU view on the global markets and industry trends, the commercial agenda will have a particular focus on how the industry is responding to changing dynamics of phosphate demand, in terms of new phosphate products and the evolving relationship with consumers. CRU Phosphates 2021 is the essential annual meeting for commercial and operational professionals in the fertilizer, feed and industrial phosphates industries.
23.03.2021 | Conference & Exhibition | 3 days | Online | Entry: Free (after registration)

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