Cutting the carbon footprint of potash cooling
Once considered “nice-to-haves," sustainability metrics are now “must-haves” to do business in the potash industry.
Technology providers such as Solex Thermal Science are increasingly being called upon to know the respective carbon footprints of our equipment so that end users such as Nutrien and BHP know the full extent of their operations’ environmental impact.
In the November 2021 issue of The Potash Producer, Igor Makarenko, Global Director, Fertilizers for Solex discusses how all stages of the potash production process are now under the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) microscope – notably the cooling stage prior to storage, packaging, and transport.
Of note, Igor touches on how not all potash cooling technologies are considered equal when it comes to their respective carbon footprints. In his article, he illustrates key differences between indirect and direct cooling methods and their respective roles in:
- Emissions management
- Energy usage
- Water conservation
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