|LOCATION||PHOSPHATE HILL (QUEENSLAND)|
|YEAR START UP||2000|
|FILTER||4 HBF DELKOR 86 m²|
|BACKGROUND||The conversion of captured sulphur dioxide from MIM's copper smelter provides the fertiliser project with a supply of sulphuric acid. After being railed to Phosphate Hill the acid is combined with phosphate rock to produce phosphoric acid, while an ammonia plant uses natural gas as its feedstock. The phosphoric acid and ammonia are combined in a granulation plant to produce one million tonnes-a-year.
The main filter building is 20 metres high, with the filter floor 10 metres above ground. It included four 7.5 tonne SWL monorails running longitudinally over each filter and one transverse monorail with a 15 tonne capacity.
The Phosphate Hill Fertiliser plant is located 150 kilometres south of Mount Isa in Queensland, Australia. The plant's power needs are provided by an on-site power station, constructed by Solar Turbines Australia and designed by Crest Engineers
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DH: Di Hydrate; HH: Hemi Hydrate; HDH: Hemi Di Hydrate
MTPA: Metric Tonne per Annum (as P2O5)
HBF: Horizontal Belt Filter