Compass Minerals Expands Sulfate of Potash (SOP) Production with Veolia’s HPD® Crystallization Technology

19 october 2015
Compass Minerals HPD
The use of Veolia’s HPD®-PIC™ (draft tube baffle) Crystallizer Technology will not only increase total potassium sulfate output, but also provide for a more efficient plant operation.  Veolia’s system has been integrated into the existing Compass Minerals plant such that it will allow for higher product yields, achieve higher purity, and use less water due to more efficient recycling within the process.
The project, which began with bench-scale testing at Veolia’s Research & Development facility near Chicago, has completed the engineering phase and currently is in the midst of fabrication.  All major and ancillary equipment is scheduled for delivery later in 2015 with startup expected in late 2016.

Compass Minerals provides essential minerals that help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives. Notably, the company produces sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer that is approved for use in organic production of fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and other high-value crops. Compass Minerals also produces salt, magnesium chloride and other plant nutrients for distribution primarily in North America. Products from Compass Minerals serve a variety of applications in industrial, agricultural, commercial and consumer markets.  A New York Stock Exchange listed company (NYSE: CMP), Compass Minerals generated $1.3 billion in revenue in 2014.  

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 179,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2014, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of 29.6 billion* USD in 2014.

(*) 2014 pro-forma figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France. 


Timothy M. Cornish
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