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SOP / K2SO4

Mannheim Oven
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Process Description
chemine

The process for the manufacture of Potassium Sulphate is based on following chemical reactions:
2 KCl + H2SO4 -> K2SO4 + 2 HCl
The process involves following main stages: Continuous reaction of Potassium Chloride and Sulphuric Acid in a vertical indirectly heated oven
equipped with a central mixing device. Potassium Sulphate produced is
neutralised with Calcium Carbonate, cooled and stored before conditioning.
Hydrochloric gas escaping from the oven is cooled down and absorbed into
washing towers. Hydrochloric acid is concentrated to 30-33%.

dmister HCl
BAC H2SO4
tour HCl

entre eau refroidissement

HCl

pompe doseuse H2SO4


HCl 31%
Vis d'introduction KCl

gaz chauds

refroidisseur HCl gaz

sortie eau

HCl gaz
TREMIE KCl

FOUR

Elvateur godet

SULFATE

CaCO3

poudre

doseur KCl
Vis transport KCl
dcharge K2SO4 vers stock

Capacity & Quality (see table)


groupe entrainement mlangeur
arrive gaz naturel
foyer gaz chauds

Capacity as required by client.


Typically 10000 MTPY per Mannheim Oven

Applications
91 % for Specialty fertilizers (non-grain uses, e.g., tobacco, citrus fruits,
grapes, potatoes),
8 % for Potassium supplement to animal feeds,
1 % for Industrial applications (accelerator in gypsum board, flash suppressant in explosives and pharmaceuticals)

Process Advantages and Features

Product Specification

Typical

K2O content

50.0%

Cl content

1.0%

Humidity

1.0%

Free acidin H2SO4

1.5%

Water in solution

1.0%

Particle size:

Efficient and reliable technology


Low capital cost
Premium Product with Low chloride SOP <0.5% ClAccording to local conditions, HCl can be:
Sold on local market
Neutralized
Further processed to CaCl2, DCP, PPA, TSP, PAC, FeCl3 or others

Scope of Supply & Services

Project management
Pre-feasibility and feasibility study (bankable file)
Know-how, basic and detailed engineering
Start-up and commissioning
Personnel training
Equipment delivery

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RUE CHAPOIERE 9
CH-1201 GEEVA
SWITZERLAD

eau refroidissement

3 % 2mm
60% 0.1 mm

Typical

Specific Consumptions
KCl (< 1mm) 97 % purity

0.870

T/T

H2SO4 98,5 %

0.575

T/T

CaCO3 (fine)

25

Kg/T

Electric Power

50 -70

KWh/T

Natural Gas

55 -65

Nm3 /T

Cooling Water (18C)

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We assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties
concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided
on this document at the time and do not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any
errors or omissions.

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m3 /T

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