2.4 Product design for critical materials substitution
Scope of the project:
Project aims to increase the availability of low-quality phosphate ores for production of agricultural products (phosphorus fertilizers and feed phosphates). The required purity of products will be achieved via urea phosphate synthesis. It is assumed that most of the impurities present in phosphate ores and subsequently in manufactured wet-process phosphoric acid remain in the liquid phase during synthesis. Yielding solid urea phosphate may be an excellent fertilizer (NPK 17-44-0) or can be easily converted into phosphoric acid, feed phosphates or NPK fertilizers with various compositions.
We are looking for partners able to:
- obtain phosphate ore with quality excluding it from usage in conventional processing methods and convert it to wet-process phosphoric acid
- carry out field research with final agricultural products (environmental research) and estimate environmental impact for all stages of Life Cycle Analysis
Wrocław University of Science and Technology was established in 1945, mainly as a result of the involvement of the academic staff of the now-defunct Technical University of Lviv and the Jan Kazimierz University in Lviv, who adapted the destroyed buildings of the German School of Technology - Technische Hochschule.
Today we continue the tradition of these prominent Polish universities and develop in close cooperation with the leading companies of Lower Silesia. We are one of the largest and best technical universities in the country, one regularly ranked among the best in the national rankings.