Greener cooling makes better products

With environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) rising up the business agenda, the fertilizer industry is taking an increasingly holistic approach to product stewardship. Creating more efficient fertilizer production processes that support sustainable food systems and mitigate climate change have become a particular priority.

Amid growing awareness of environmental responsibilities and the need to optimize processes, the industry is focused on four entwined issues:

  • Emissions reduction
  • Improving operational practices and efficiency
  • Revamping/reconfiguration of existing plants to maximize production output
  • Maintaining product quality.

Fertilizer International March 2021Inevitably, this has also shone the spotlight on the cooling stage of fertilizer production – an essential process step and key precursor to fertilizer storage and transport.

In the March/April 2021 issue of Fertilizer International, Igor Makarenko looks a how indirect cooling technology is not only providing fertilizer manufacturers with a more environmentally friendly solution, but also a better product.

More specifically, Makarenko discusses how plate-based vertical heat exchangers are offering ways to improve production and product quality, at lower capital and operating costs, while also reducing the environmental footprint of production plants.

The article the discussion of indirect cooling technology into four categories:

  • Overcoming water quality and water usage challenges
  • Operational cost reductions – particularly for energy
  • Installation cost savings
  • Product quality improvements.

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This entry was last updated on 2022-6-14

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