EcoPhos Integrates Veolia’s HPD® Evaporation Technology into its New Phosphate Project in Egypt

27 may 2016
Ecophos press

Veolia’s HPD® systems will be an essential part of a new fertilizer production facility in Egypt which EcoPhos is providing to its end-customer Evergrow.  The HPD systems will be installed as two separate units and will include a calcium chloride pre-concentration and concentration plant as well as a phosphoric acid concentration system. Both HPD systems are key components to ensure the final production of water soluble, high-quality fertilizer.

At the new fertilizer facility in Egypt, the Veolia process equipment will contribute towards production of 60,000 metric tons (MT) of di-calcium phosphate (DCP), 33,600 MT of purified phosphoric acid (PPA), and 90,000 MT per year of granular, anhydrous calcium chloride. The phosphate end product is sold into the agricultural and animal feed markets and, following the start-up of the plant at the end of 2017, will as such contribute to the economic sustainability of Evergrow’s customers.

The professionalism of Veolia’s team was remarkable, they offered a right-first-time, smart and integrated process solution with a low energy consumption”, said Laurent Palierne, Business Development Manager at EcoPhos. “Veolia’s equipment in the overall plant will both concentrate phosphoric acid to 85% H3PO4 and 160,000 MTPA of calcium chloride of which, 90,000 MTPA will be granulated to 96% CaCl2.  Purified calcium chloride is a co-product of our eco-friendly, proprietary EcoPhos process and results from the reaction of hydrochloric acid with low-grade rock to produce DCP and PPA.”

About EcoPhos
EcoPhos is a Belgian company, established in 1996, active in the phosphate industry as technology provider and animal feed phosphate producer. The unique, innovative, and patented EcoPhos process delivers an economically and ecologically beneficial method for valorizing both low and high-grade natural and urban phosphate sources for all market segments in the phosphates industry.

EcoPhos head office and R&D center is located in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium. Aliphos, its subsidiary producing feed grade products, has production sites in Devnya, (Bulgaria) and Vlaardingen (The Netherlands). Additional capacities are under construction in Dunkerque (France), Dahej (India) and an exclusive offtake agreement with Evergrow has been agreed. Furthermore, EcoPhos has an engineering company (EcoPhos Industrial Services) in Lummen, Belgium, and a technical plant demonstration center in Devnya, Bulgaria.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 174 000 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 2015, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced 63 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 42.9 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of $30.3 billion in 2015.



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