EcoPhos, the project coordinator, has developed on laboratory scale novel processes for the conversion of phosphate rock to phosphoric acid, feed phosphates and co-products, based on proprietary chemistry. These processes give promise of significant environmental and economic advantages compared with the wet processes currently in use, according to simulation studies carried out by M&F Process Simulation (project co-initiator). The EcoPhos technology offers a solution to the problem of massive gypsum generation inherent to the wet process route. Ecophos, M&F and its consortium of partners propose to build and operate a Pilot & Demonstration plant to confirm the technical and environmental feasibility of these processes as well as to demonstrate their economic viability on a credible semi-industrial scale. The ultimate objective of the project is to assure adoption of the EcoPhos "clean" phosphates technology by the European and worldwide industry.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
6951 CW Dieren