Innovations in Di-Hydrate Phosphoric Acid Plant Design for the 2020s

6 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020

Date Written: June 30, 2020


Wet process phosphoric acid plant design is well known, secrets are few and far in-between. The most common design when looking at world-wide production is Di-Hydrate. There are reasons for this fact, but those merits are not discussed herein. Despite the ubiquity and maturity in the state of design, there are still innovations yet to come. Over the past few decades, many physical improvements to equipment have been made as well as advances in digital controls. These have changed the face of our plants both in efficiencies and capacities. Even with this maturity of the industry, and past advancements in processing, there is still room for improvement. This presentation will discuss some of the newer developments as well as discussing some of the barriers for further development.

Keywords: Innovations; phosphoric acid

Suggested Citation

Byrd, James, Innovations in Di-Hydrate Phosphoric Acid Plant Design for the 2020s (June 30, 2020). SYMPHOS 2019 – 5th International Symposium on Innovation & Technology in the Phosphate Industry, Available at SSRN: or

James Byrd (Contact Author)

JESA Technologies, LLC ( email )

3149 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
United States

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics