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New waste-free process produces fertilizer from phosphorus-containing ashes

With “PHOS4green” Glatt presents a new two-stage method that extracts phosphorus from sewage sludge ashes and converts it into ready-to-use fertilizer granulates. In cooperation with an industrial partner and the Material Research and Testing Institute of the Bauhaus University Weimar (MPFA) Glatt has developed a highly efficient process to extract phosphate from sewage sludge ashes, which is then converted into residue-free, ready-to-use standard fertilizers using fluidized bed spray granulation.

Phosphorus recovery: Like a phoenix from the ashes

Jan Kirchhof, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, Germany, presents a recovery technology that releases phosphate from sewage sludge ashes and converts it into ready-to-use fertilizers

Meet the Glatt PHOS4green experts at the POWTECH 2019 Hall 3 / 3-249

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik will be presenting a market-ready process at POWTECH that fulfils the legal obligation of German waste disposal companies to recover phosphorus. In the first step of the two-stage “PHOS4green” process, a suspension is produced from the phosphate-containing ash. The suspension is then spray granulated in the fluidised bed. This results in fertiliser granulates that are available to plants and soil, which can be discharged, filled and delivered directly.

Formulation For Success – Fluid Bed Systemes as Key for the Production of Speciality Fertilizers

From improving durability and flowability through dust reduction to a pronounced depot effect or a targeted nutrient supply via better active ingredient distribution, fluidised bed technology can deliver many benefits. The shape and size of the fertilizer granules can be determined within a defined range. The quantity of fertilizer components delivered to the soil can be adapted optimally, and significantly higher product qualities can be achieved. Solubility and protection against external influences can also be markedly improved.

Particles in an onion look – Drying of liquids by fluid bed spray granulation

Particles in an onion look – drying of liquids by fluid bed spray granulation. If liquid starting products are to be converted into bulk materials, both the spray drying and fluid bed spray granulation processes are used. The choice of technology depends on which particle properties need to be set to enable specific applications. (German article)

Phosphate fertilizer from sewage sludge ash

The amended Sewage Sludge Ordinance gradually restricts direct agricultural utilization and requires operators of large sewage treatment plants to recover the phosphate bound in sewage sludge and ashes. A new approach makes it possible to fully recycle sewage sludge ashes and make the phosphate available for standard and compound fertilizers. (article in German language)

Phosphorus Recycling – Sustainable Growth Formula

Phosphorus recovery: Glatt Ingenieurtechnik has developed an innovative process that converts sewage sludge ash economically and without waste into fertilizer granules that can be marketed directly. (Article in German)

Increasing trend towards customer’s own product

Schüttgut-Interview with Dr.-Ing. Michael Jacob, Head of Process Engineering, Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH
At Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, the focus is on processes related to particle design and particle engineering for the development, optimization, functionalization and production of powders and bulk materials such as granules and pellets. Dr.-Ing. Michael Jacob, Head of Process Engineering, Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals at Glatt Ingenieurtechnik in Weimar, explains where the current challenges lie in the industry. (German article)

A Fluid Bed Approach for Urea-based Fertilizers

Mike Waskow, Process Engineer, Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH, Germany, explains how economical production of urea-based fertilizers can be achieved using fluidised bed technology. (Case study)

We support product development from the very beginning

We accompany the product development from the first idea.

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik from Weimar is a globally active plant engineering company with its own process technology, the fluid bed process. Volker Budzinski is the sales manager responsible for international project development in the Process Technology Food, Feed & Fine Chemicals division. In an interview with the editors of Food Technologie, he answered some questions about fluid bed technology. (German article)