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  • GEA Wiegand GmbH
  • Am Hardtwald 1
  • 76275 Ettlingen
  • http://www.gea-wiegand.de
  • Contact person
  • Andrea Heuser
  • +49 (7243) 705-215

Gas cleaning systems for the mining and fertilizer industries

GEA Wiegand has delivered, installed and put into operation a 2-stage gas cleaning system for a potash fertilizer process line

(PresseBox) (Ettlingen, ) This process line belongs to one of the leading players in the word potash market.

To reduce the dust load and the harmful ammonia from the dryer systems a combination of dry filter and wet scrubber technology is applied in this case. The gas cleaning system delivered by GEA Wiegand has i.e. a capacity to treat a gas volume flow of 135,000 m³/h. The figure (below) shows the transportation of the impressive big wet scrubber column.

Similar or modified applications for combined dry and wet scrubber systems can be found in the nonferrous and ferrous metallurgy. This industry is concerned with the extraction and processing of ores and the production of nonferrous / ferrous metals and their alloys. During these processes, by-products occur which include dust of metal oxides or mineral fertilizers and undesirable gaseous components such as SO2 and SO3.

GEA Wiegand promote and export their in-house developed gas cleaning technology to the key potash fertilizer regions worldwide.

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GEA Wiegand GmbH

GEA Wiegand is a Core Technology Center within the GEA Group and is recognised worldwide for its evaporation, distillation and membrane filtration plants, vacuum systems, jet pumps, mixers, steam jet cooling plants and gas cleaning plants.

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. As an international technology group, the Company focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes. In 2013, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 4.3 billion, more than 70 percent of which came from the food sector, which is a long-term growth industry. The group employed about 18,000 people worldwide as of June 30, 2014. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. It is listed in Germany's MDAX stock index (G1A, WKN 660 200) and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index.