Growing the German phosphate industry

Part 1 of this article will highlight a scientific study on the long-term bioavailability of the nutrients in different phosphorus fertilizers. Part 2 will provide a report on the first German production plant and present a research project in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area. Jan Kirchhof, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH, Germany, reports on a laboratory experiment with phosphorus fertilizers and two current projects.

Precision Landing with Special Plant Engineering

Dr.-Ing. Viktor Drescher, Business Development and Product Manager Thermal Powder Synthesis, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH: “Plant concepts must be oriented to the customer, not the other way around.” Glatt, the plant manufacturer and process expert, accompanies users along the entire value chain – from the initial idea through feasibility studies and process development right through to the to the construction of the production facility. Novel plant concepts are are increasingly in demand. (Article in German language)

Closing the Loop – Phosphorus Recovery on an Industrial Scale

The first fertilizers produced using the PHOS4green process have been available on the German market since June. The technology, which breaks down the phosphorus contained in sewage sludge ash and makes it reavailable in marketable end products, was developed by plant engineering and process expert Glatt Ingenieurtechnik in cooperation with fertilizer specialist Seraplant.

How to Tame Recalcitrant Ingredients with Technological Processes

Plant-based functional ingredients behave differently than manufacturers of nutraceuticals and cosmetic products would like. Innovative processes such as double microencapsulation can help them to overcome bioavailability and solubility challenges.

Fluid bed systems: continuous, batch or a hybrid?

The discussion pro and contra continuous versus batch production is conducted as if there were only these two alternatives. However, with the Glatt series, plant solutions have long been available that enable both types of process control. A look at the requirements of two customers shows which issues are really decisive. (German article)

PHOS4green sets signals in the circular economy

Now the first plant is about to be commissioned and Glatt’s process is being used as part of a BMBF joint project in the Rhine-Main region. (article in German language)

PHOS4green – Implementation of a Plant for the Production of 60,000 t/a of Fertilizer from Sewage Sludge Ash at Haldensleben

PHOS4green – Implementation of a Plant for the Production of 60,000 t/a of Fertilizer from Sewage Sludge Ash at SERAPLANT Gmbh in Haldensleben, Germany.

The Gentle Processing of Highly Volatile Oils

Sensitive raw materials, especially those that are volatile or of natural origin, require particularly gentle process conditions. Spray granulation, spray coating and (micro)encapsulation procedures have proven to be methods of choice, as they enable high yields, low temperatures and bespoke properties.

Process Technologies to Optimize Detergent Manufacturing

How can cleaning agents components be produced in a more environmentally friendly and effective way? With fluid bed and spouted bed technologies, plant manufacturer and process expert, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, offers modern, established solutions.

Outside-in process from plant manufacturer: From the idea to market launch – the future is made by the team

Outside-in process from the plant manufacturer: From the idea to market maturity – the future is made by the team.
For decades, fluid bed equipment has been considered the top class for the production of dust-free, soluble or functional granulates and pellets. Why Glatt Ingenieurtechnik approaches product ideas with an open mind to technology and how this advances the customer’s innovation process. Whoever comes to Glatt is looking for exactly that. Synergy effects also result from cooperation with university partners and our involvement in competence networks and research projects. Our employees make a very significant contribution to the success of complex innovation projects; highly motivated colleagues who contribute their expertise and ability to think outside the box in collaboration with our customers. (German article)