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Ecophos pilot and demonstration plant for new innovative ecologically friendly and economical processes for the phosphates industry

Objective

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 Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

ECOPHOS SA
Address
Lei 19 Bus 10
3000 Louvain / Leuven
Belgium

Participants (1)

M & F PROCESS SIMULATION
Netherlands
Address
Diderna 27
6951 CW Dieren