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Technical Agenda

09:00 - 10:30
Keynote plenary session (+)

09:00 - 09:30
CRU keynote: Overview of the global phosphates market
-          High level exploration of global supply and demand balance of phosphates
-          What mega trends are impacting fertilizer, feed, food and industrial phosphate demand
-          Is high grade phosphoric acid at a turning point?
Chris Lawson, Head of Fertilizer Analysis, CRU

09:30 - 10:00
Phosphate industry keynote: Strategy insights from a global industry leader
- How is the global supply chain shifting in response to new trade dynamics?
- What are the key challenges and opportunity on front of the industry?
- What are the key areas where partnership, innovation and investment should be focused?
10:00 - 10:30
Agronomy keynote: The future of farming and what it means for the fertilizer industry
- Global agronomic macro trends and their implications for input demand 
- The importance of innovation in the fertilizer industry in the age of ag-tech and precision farming
- How can the global phosphates supply chain become more ag-centric and prepare for the next generation of relationship between fertilizer producers and consumers?

11:15 - 13:00
Phosphoric Acid: New process designs and projects (+)

11:15 - 11:20
Opening remarks from the Chair
11:20 - 11:45
WAPHCO – A new and novel phosphoric acid project in Egypt
Tom Baroody, K-Technologies Inc.
Hadrien Leruth, Prayon Technologies

11:45 - 12:10
The Umm Wu’al phosphoric acid plants: A success story
James Byrd, Jacobs
12:10 - 12:35
The PyroPhos process: Using furnace conversion of phosphate ore to phosphoric acid
Brian Campbell, PyroPhos

12:35 - 13:00
A global vision of the phosphoric acid production process enables sustainable developments
Tibaut Theys, Prayon Technologies

14:30 - 16:00
Sulphuric acid plant design and operations

14:30 - 15:00
Hybrid sulphuric acid plants
Andrés Mahecha-Botero, NORAM Engineering & Constructors Ltd

15:00 - 15:30
Reliable energy recovery from sulphuric acid plants

15:30 - 16:00
Meeting tomorrows emission standards for CO₂/SO₂/NOx and heavy metals while maintaining competitiveness
Alain Strickroth, CPPE Carbon Process & Plant Engineering S.A
Marc Schumacher, CPPE Carbon Process & Plant Engineering S.A

16:30 - 17:50
Optimising granulation and fertilizer finishing

16:30 - 16:50
How phosphate rock quality impacts the phosphoric acid plant and granulation plant operations
Stuart Singleton, PegasusTSI, Inc.

16:50 - 17:10
Granulator bed design optimization using discrete element modelling

17:10 - 17:30
Novel fertilizer coatings for ambient temperature dust control applications

17:30 - 17:50
Utilising mathematical modelling to optimise natural gas usage in the drying process of DAP production
Dinesh Pratap Singh, Foskor (Pty) Ltd

09:00 - 10:30
Strategies for sustainable operations and environmental management

09:00 - 09:30
Improvements in phosphate fertilizer emission control
Frank Power, Kimre, Inc.

09:30 - 10:00
Efficacious remediation of phosphoric acid plant pond water
Vaughn Astley, Dr. Phosphate

10:00 - 10:30
Decadmiation: A "healthy" challenge for the fertilizer industry

11:00 - 12:30
Mine design and beneficiation

11:00 - 11:30
Geology and mine design of the Itafos/GB Minerals Farim phosphate project, Guinea-Bissau
Jerry DeWolfe, Golder Associates Ltd.
Dan Markovic, Itaphos

11:30 - 12:00
Beneficiation of high-grade and low-grade African phosphates

12:00 - 12:30
Fluidized bed thermal treatment of low-quality phosphate rock for upgrading and contaminant removal
Agnes Garnier, Outotec GmbH & Co. KG
Tanja Schaaf, Outotec GmbH & Co. KG

14:00 - 15:30

14:00 - 14:30
New collectors for flotation of sedimentary and magmatic phosphate ores
Peter Zhou, et al, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry

14:30 - 15:00
Phosphate beneficiation and the availability of water
Michael Kelahan, Phosphate Consulting LLC

Ewan Wingate, WorleyParsons

15:00 - 15:30
Preparation of high-purity oleic acid and its tailings produce flotation collectors, a comprehensive utilization solution