Energy Efficiency and Cost Saving Opportunities for Ammonia and Nitrogenous Fertilizer Production
This Guide provides information to identify cost-effective practices and technologies to increase energy efficiency in the nitrogenous fertilizer industry. This research provides information on potential energy efficiency opportunities for ammonia, urea and ammonium nitrate plants and on potential opportunities to decrease the N2O emissions in nitric acid plants, a powerful greenhouse gas with a high global warming potential. This Guide focuses on the most important systems, processes, and practices that account for the bulk of energy consumption. The information found here will help energy and plant managers identify energy reduction opportunities in their facilities as well as improve the quality of nitrogenous fertilizer operations.