Conference: Beneficiation of Phosphates IX
Date: June 5-10, 2022
1. New Reagent Systems for Florida Phosphate Ores
2. Controlling Foam to Boost Wet Process Phosphoric Acid Production Efficiency
Presenter: Guoxin Wang, Senior Director, Global Mining Chemical Technologies
Arkema-ArrMaz is excited to present at Beneficiation of Phosphates IX, an ECI Conference Series. Join us at the conference to discuss important issues focused on phosphate mineral processing and wet process phosphoric acid production. Guoxin Wang, Senior Director, Global Mining Chemical Technologies, is presenting two topics on June 6; one presentation will dive into the new reagent systems for Florida phosphate ores, and the other presentation will tackle controlling foam to boost wet process phosphoric acid (WPA) production efficiency.
New Reagent Systems for Florida Phosphate Ores
Mineral producers are looking for safer and simpler ways to streamline the phosphate flotation process and improve performance. It is possible to achieve phosphate grade and recovery targets more simply and sustainably with safer and easier pH modification while removing potentially hazardous hydrocarbons. The key is to use a custom-developed reagent system and flotation reagents specifically designed for your unique phosphate ore. In this presentation, we’ll share our results from three different mineral processing operations.
Controlling Foam to Boost Wet Process Phosphoric Acid (WPA) Production
Are you dealing with an overabundance of foam during the WPA production? A major challenge that phosphoric acid producers face is understanding foaming and defoaming during WPA production to identify high-performance, cost-efficient defoamers. The addition of the right defoamer can improve plant performance and facilitate higher capacity utilization and optimal output of finished product. Learn more about WPA foam control and how to overcome foam challenges during WPA production in this presentation.
Register for Beneficiation of Phosphates IX to learn more about phosphate mineral processing and view Guoxin Wang’s presentations.
(São Paulo, SP) December 20, 2021 – Arkema-ArrMaz, an Arkema Group company and a leader in the development of special materials, donated computers to support the participation of Lourenço Jorge public hospital, located in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, in the project “Health in Our Hands: improving large-scale patient safety in Brazil,” an initiative led by the Institutional Development Program of the Brazilian Unified Health System (Proadi-SUS).
Arkema-ArrMaz’s Brazil operations donated two computers to the hospital to support orientations, visits and courses delivered in digital format to the hospital’s intervention team and tutors, as well as data processing and report generation for the program.
“The donation will facilitate the team’s participation in training courses and virtual meetings, improving communication as well as the management of report data, which must be sent to the tutor hospital,” said Dr. José Alfredo Cavalcanti Padilha, general director of Hospital Lourenço Jorge. .
Leandro Rocha, managing director of Arkema-ArrMaz Brazil added, “Arkema-ArrMaz is honored to support such an important health initiative that is critical to the well-being of our local community. The success of the “Health in Our Hands” project will benefit us all.”
The “Health in Our Hands” project aims to reduce hospital infections occurring in ICUs of public facilities by 30 percent, increasing patient safety on a large scale. The Proadi-SUS’ project is a public-private initiative signed by the Ministry of Health, in which a group of private hospitals offer a series of training courses and guidance for professionals in the public sector.
Arkema-Road Science’s Jeff Weitzel, Account Manager, and Mike Longshaw, Lead Field Engineer for RCI and High Strain Tolerant Mixes, were recently interviewed by AsphaltPro for their article on an innovative strain-tolerant mix project in Colorado. Working with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Arkema-Road Science, Coulson Excavating Company placed a reflective crack interlayer (RCI) on the southbound lanes and a new, innovative BR-ST (bituminous rich, ST 3/8 minus gradation) mix on the northbound lanes of the 4-mile section of State Highway 85 from Platteville to County Road 22. This project provides CDOT with a side-by-side comparison of RCI mix and BR-ST, a surface mix which has the same binder technology used in RCI mixes.
Arkema-Road Science worked closely with CDOT on the new BR-ST mix concept for this pilot project with the goal of evaluating whether BR-ST could achieve the same or better performance as RCI. CDOT has used RCI on previous projects, but this was the state’s first time using BR-ST. U.S. 85, which has experienced an 80 percent increase in truck traffic, was ideal for a side-by-side comparison to test out BR-ST’s crack mitigating properties. This project provides a unique opportunity to see how these mix designs perform comparatively, and specifically whether BR-ST could achieve the same flexibility of RCI mixes in a surface course to eliminate or delay cracking and extend pavement life.
Read about the project in Asphalt Pro.
The growing demand for food is driving the need for more specialized fertilizer blends. However, bulk fertilizer blending comes with significant handling challenges such as maintaining blend stability and granular integrity, and minimizing blend segregation. In the November/December issue of World Fertilizer, Arkema-ArrMaz’s Lucas R. Moore, Global Director of Coatings Technology, dives into the physical and chemical incompatibilities that must be considered when producing complex fertilizer blends and how the right coating can help.
Today’s coatings can be custom-formulated to target specific goals and meet industry needs. With the appropriate coating, incompatible fertilizer blends can become manageable, thus opening the door to more complex, tailor-made blends. Innovative coatings developed with the 4R principles in mind can enhance fertilizer performance in the field by improving blend compatibility and uniformity, and reducing blend segregation.
When producing a high-quality product for crop nutrition, the consistency and integrity of fertilizer granules are critical. Granulation aids help achieve this by building granule mass, increasing crush strength, improving size distribution and reducing recycling volumes during manufacturing. The right granulation aid may also provide a range of secondary benefits that make the fertilizer product more marketable.
Granulation aids can also make granules more prone to crumbling due to moisture absorption, so binder selection is unique to the individual fertilizer, the type of granulation process, and the end-user exact needs. When selecting a granulation aid, key factors must be considered. In the Nov/Dec Fertilizer International issue, Arkema-ArrMaz’s North America Manager of Coating Technologies, Christina Konecki, outlines how to properly evaluate granulation aid performance by simulating the granulation process and measuring granule hardness and moisture absorption in the lab.
On 19 November, Arkema, the global leader in Specialty Materials held the opening ceremony of the “Clean Water Project 2021” in Taiping Primary School, ZhaiHao Town, Rongjiang County, Guizhou Province, which was attended by Anqing Luo, Standing Committee, the Organization Department Director and the Party School Principal of the County Party Committee, Guofeng Huang， Party Group member of the County People’s Government, Director of the County Bureau of Education, Science and Technology, Geng Wang, Secretary of the Party Committee of Zhaihao Town, Yongliu Luo, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Trade Union President of Guizhou Phosphate Chemical Group， Hongjia Zhou, Deputy Director of the Office of Guizhou Phosphate Chemical Group, Ms. Julie Xiaoyu Zhang, President of Arkema Greater China, and Dr. Morgan Chen Ma, General Manager of Arkema-ArrMaz China. In its cooperation with One Foundation’s “Clean Water Project,” once again, Arkema exemplified the theme of “Walking Together as one in Boosting Education and Purifying Resources” by gathering heartwarming support from both internal and external stakeholders to contribute to a clean drinking water environment and conditions in schools in need in rural areas of Guizhou Province, and enhancing students’ drinking water hygiene and health awareness. Meanwhile, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the “ChemArt Green Innovation Class,” its long-term CSR program, Arkema expanded its footprint to Taiping Primary School and actively contributed to the holistic development of teenagers.
“Arkema Group has just developed a new positioning and further established our vision of innovative materials for a sustainable world. Water management is a key component of our Group’s efforts in contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the transition to a more sustainable world,” Ms. Julie Xiaoyu Zhang, President of Arkema Greater China said. “Last year, we joined One Foundation’s Clean Water Project and provided practical help to schools in need in rural areas of Yunnan Province with the support of local governments and social organizations. This time, we gathered more stakeholders such as Guizhou Phosphate Chemical Group, our important client, as well as our partner, One Foundation, and brought their resources to Rongjiang country, to boost education, purify resources and create a sustainable future for students, which is in line with our spirit of ChemArt Green Innovation Class.”
This is the 2nd consecutive year for Arkema to join the Clean Water Project. Over the past two years, Arkema and its subsidiary, specialty surfactants leader, Arkema-ArrMaz have invested a total of CNY 400,000 to help schools in some rural areas improve their drinking water environment. This year, the project has installed water purification equipment from Midea Group in five schools in Rongjiang County, including Gaowu Primary School and Gaowen Primary School in GuZhou Town, Jiaoche Primary School in Sanjiang Town, Panxue Primary School in Zhongcheng town and Taiping Primary School in ZhaiHao Town, equip students with safety water bottles, and carry out water and hygiene training , approximately 900 students will benefit every year. Arkema and One Foundation will also conduct strict supervision of the equipment and project management and assist the schools in follow-up management and maintenance.
A safe drinking water environment and good handwashing habits are key priorities under the context of regular epidemic prevention. With this in mind, on the day of the opening ceremony, employee volunteers from Arkema China, Arkema-ArrMaz and Guizhou Phosphate Chemical Group carried out knowledge training of “Water and Hygiene” and tutored students on using water purifiers, safety water bottles and the importance of drinking water safely in a bid to foster hygiene awareness and help them develop good hygiene habits that will benefit them for life.
In addition, after visiting various schools and gaining a thorough understanding of their resource and supplementary education needs, Arkema and Arkema-ArrMaz donated 155 sports equipment and 3000 pediatric masks to five schools, bringing them warmth amidst the chill of late fall. Volunteers also delivered classes according to the learning and growth needs of the local children and accompanied them in completing the Nazca Lines activity based on the theme of this event. Students responded enthusiastically and participated actively in the classes and activities. To express their gratitude towards all who came from afar and provided them with strong support, the students presented an exciting performance with the brilliant Dong Minority culture, dancing and singing to local music, and touching everyone present with their joy and true affection.
“According to the specific needs of these schools, Arkema and Arkema-ArrMaz will regularly mobilize volunteers to provide ChemArt Green Innovation Classes about hygiene, health, safety, the environment, and other related campus activities in the future, so as to broaden students’ horizons, provide them with access to knowledge from different sources, and contribute to their holistic development,” said Marie-Pierre Chevallier, Senior Vice President of Arkema’s Performance Additives Business.
The Clean Water Project was initiated by the NGO One Foundation, with the goal of “Every child deserves clean water.” Arkema and its subsidiary, Arkema-ArrMaz, joined the project for the first time in November 2020, helping students in rural schools of Yunnan province gain access to clean and safe water, thereby addressing the school’s most practical need. In addition, the project will also work together with local governments and schools to help more children grow up healthy and happy through establishing exemplary counties and provinces.
The project is not only another major step towards deepening Arkema’s CSR in China based on local conditions, but also reflects Arkema’s CSR commitment in “fostering open dialog and close relations with stakeholders,” and its determination to “develop long-lasting relationships built on the foundation of trust and openness” as part of the Common Ground® agreement. Guizhou Phosphate Chemical Group, Arkema-ArrMaz’s key client, a world-class phosphate chemical firm, actively participated in this event, working together with Arkema to contribute to the success of the project and the healthy growth of the children. Arkema remains committed to continuing its corporate social responsibility initiatives and sustaining long-lasting relationships with all of its key stakeholders to jointly put their best foot forward in contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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With the global paving industry being challenged to build longer-lasting roads sustainably, hot mix plants, asphalt/bitumen producers and paving companies are looking for ways to increase recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) usage and improve RAP mix performance efficiently and cost-effectively.
In response to this industry need, Arkema-Road Science has developed a free Guide to Evaluating RAP Rejuvenators which provides guidance on:
Download the free guide and learn how one such RAP rejuvenator, Cecabase® RWI, can help boost RAP usage and improve RAP mix performance.
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The September issue of World Fertilizer magazine features an article in which Arkema-ArrMaz’s North America Manager of Coating Technologies, Christina Konecki, explains the granulation process and evaluates the effectiveness of granulation binders.
Fertilizer producers are challenged to produce high-quality fertilizer products that maintain granule integrity across the supply chain. Arkema-ArrMaz’s evaluation demonstrates how binders can improve granule formation and strength, which is critical for efficient, quality fertilizer production. It also explains how custom-tailored granulation aids can help fertilizer producers enhance and maintain granule integrity from production to field application.
The mining industry is faced with numerous challenges as miners are tasked with extracting more minerals from complex and low-grade ores to meet growing global demands. For their September issue, North American Mining magazine asked Arkema-ArrMaz to share how innovative mining chemical technologies can help achieve improved mineral processing grade and recovery.
Arkema-ArrMaz’s Global Marketing Director Mining Chemicals, Todd Parker, shares technical advice on how mining chemicals can uncover value in lower grade ores while improving efficiency, profitability and sustainability throughout the beneficiation process. In the article, he explains how: