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Ammonia Demand to Grow with Food Need

Posted August 14, 2015 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

With the world population expected to grow by another 1 billion people over the coming years, feeding this burgeoning population will require new agricultural technologies and cultivating more marginal land. As a result, production of ammonia, one of the world's most widely used crop fertilizers, is expected to increase significantly, according to IHS Chemical. To keep pace with demand, a number of recent advances have been made in ammonia manufacturing processes to boost energy efficiency and output and lower operating costs.


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08/16/2015 1:25 AM

This means, some of the population of cr4 would increase peeing and pooing in their post. Not bad at all.

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08/20/2015 8:40 AM

It's about time we started recycling our waste. We can't continue to bury it or dump it in the sea. Quite apart from the local overload, it's a waste (pardon the pun) of valuable resources.

Plants could be powered by the methane extracted from the waste - there's 30 year old tech for you - so costs would be manageable. When humans were only tens of millions in total around the world, the natural cycle could cope and appear to be an open system. Now when there are c. 70M people in the UK alone, our bright blue planet is most obviously a closed system. We can no longer dump and let "nature" do it's stuff, we have to get involved and work with the natural processes to create a sustainable system.

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