Ecotech - 	ACOEM Group

Environmental monitoring solution for fertilizer plants

Measurement of particulates, SO2, NOX, ammonia, fluorides and greenhouse gas emissions from the fertilizer industry requires careful selection of instruments. Ecotech offers a complete monitoring solution tailored to this industry.

Some of the most important environmental issues facing the fertilizer industry are atmospheric releases, primarily of particulates, NOX, ammonia and fluorides. The monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions will also become important as countries introduce carbon trading schemes and other measures to combat global warming.

The principal source of ammonia and fluorides are from

  • Reaction process between anhydrous ammonia and phosphoric acid (during the ammonium phosphate production)
  • Through the digestion of phosphate rock with nitric acid (during the production of nitrophosphate fertilizer)
  • The neutralisation of both processes using ammonia (contributes to ammonia emissions)
  • Material handling processes (main source of dust and fluoride emissions).

Ecotech is able to offer a complete monitoring solution for both emissions monitoring and ambient air quality monitoring fully integrated with our data evaluation and reporting software to meet the monitoring requirements of the fertilizer production industry.

Products and systems of interest include:

Ambient Air Quality Analyzers
Ambient air quality is of concern due to emissions of NOX, NH3, fluorides and particulates and therefore regulatory authorities often insist on ambient air quality monitoring of these parameters.

Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems
Ecotech is able to offer a complete monitoring solution for emissions monitoring to meet all of your compliance requirements. Ecotech is also able to offer CO2 monitoring systems that can be used to assist you in meeting legislative requirements for carbon trading schemes.

Particulate Samplers
Suitable for the monitoring of PM10, PM2.5 and fluorides in ambient air

Particulate Monitors
Suitable for the continuous monitoring of PM around fertilizer plants

Meteorological Systems
Suitable for monitoring of meteorological conditions in order to determine direction of air emissions