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Women in Science – Meet Maria Cristina Pasi

To promote the full and equal access and participation of females in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), the International Day of Women and Girls in Science takes place on 11 February every year. Within FlashPhos are many inspiring women who...

Online General Assembly Meeting

The FlashPhos project is advancing towards its goal of revolutionizing the production of white phosphorus and other vital raw materials within the European Union. On November 29, 2023, all FlashPhos partners convened for the project's online General...

Safety Impact Of FlashPhos Pilot Plant

In a chemical production facility, the need to protect workers, the community, and the environment is so obvious that safety cannot just be considered the top priority, it shall become a core value within the organization. “Process Safety” is a management system...

Sewage Sludge Melting and Reduction Experiments

The sewage sludge melting and reduction experiments aim to understand how sewage sludge behaves under the same conditions as in the FlashPhos process. Crucial parameters like operating temperatures, expected yield, and reaction times were derived from the...

Flash Reactor and Refiner Simulation

Based on the multiphase flow model presented in a previous post, the main research topic for TU Graz is to develop a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model that can accurately describe the combustion of sewage sludge powder in the Flash Reactor. The model...

FlashPhos awarded Global Slag Innovator of the Year

We are excited to announce that FlashPhos has been presented with the award for "Global Slag Technical Innovation" at the 15th Global Slag Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany.What is the Global Slag Award? The Global Slag Award is an annual prize presented to...

FlashPhos General Assembly Meeting in Spoleto

From May 10-11, 2023, the FlashPhos General Assembly Meeting took place, gathering all project partners in Spoleto, Italy. The host of the meeting was project partner Italmatch Chemicals, one of the most experienced companies worldwide in P4 handling and...

Multiphase Flow Model

Drying the sewage sludge and reducing its size into small particles is the first step in the FlashPhos process. For the optimal operation of the pilot plant Flash Reactor, the basicity of the particulate fuel will be adjusted beforehand. During the experiments at...

Virtual FlashPhos Plant

What is a virtual plant? A virtual plant or digital twin is a fully functional digital clone of a real-world process. For the FlashPhos process, a model was built based on the mass and energy balance supplemented with thermodynamic data which can predict how the...

Conceptual Engineering of the FlashPhos Process

In plant engineering, Conceptual Engineering is the first of three stages, in which the basic components, mass, and energy flows necessary to make a process run are determined. In this blog, we want to give you an overview of our conceptual engineering activities,...

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