The Mineral Sizing Journey from Pit to Port and its Influence on Fertiliser Products.
Rob McConnell, ICL Fertilisers, UK
The progressive reduction of particle size is a fundamental requirement for an efficient mining and processing operation. The selection and application of size reduction and screening technology will impact the economics of the business and directly influences fertiliser finished product quality.
The paper will give an overview of the fundamentals of size reduction, and the main technologies used. The application of specific principles relative to the processing of minerals for fertiliser products will be discussed.
The paper will describe the application of the technology from the underground operation through to a finished fertiliser product, for the production of potash and polyhalite based fertilisers. Case study references will be used from ICL operations in the UK (ICL Boulby) and in Spain (ICL IBP).
The Importance of Phosphate Optimisation from Mine to Market
Todd Parker, Arrmaz-Arkema, USA
Phosphate is a non-renewable resource and must be managed accordingly. Understanding the phosphate industry from beginning to end is the key to unlocking the true potential of phosphate ore to produce superior quality fertiliser sustainably and cost-effectively.
Better rock processing from the mine improves grade and recovery creating a more valuable rock and better feed stock for fertiliser plants, enabling them to produce higher value fertiliser. Better quality fertiliser in turn delivers greater benefits to farmers, improving crop yields, livestock nutrition and food quality to meet the needs of a growing global population. Mining chemicals and fertiliser process aids are essential to creating such value throughout the phosphate fertiliser supply chain.
This webinar will examine the why’s and how’s of phosphate optimisation, including the roles that mining, mineral processing, coatings and fertiliser production all play in optimising from mine to market.