E3S Web Conf.
Volume 74, 2018International Conference Series on Life Cycle Assessment: Life Cycle Assessment as A Metric to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals (ICSoLCA 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||LCA towards Sustainable Production and Consumption|
|Published online||12 December 2018|
In defense of the old generation: the strategic options to sustain a vintage urea plant production
Magister Programme, School of Environmental Science, Indonesia University, Indonesia
2 Doctoral Programme, Law Department, Jambi University, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Need for Urea Fertilizer supply is one of the essential factors for the development of the agricultural sector. However, due to the high energy usage and the increasing price of natural gas as the raw material, some of the old urea fertilizer industry was forced to shut down due to the inability to cover the high production cost. The purpose of this study is to analyze the alternative strategy for the urea industry to be more efficient and also produce good quality urea to remain sustainable. This paper will use descriptive analysis based on the Case Study compared to the literature and related references to find the appropriate and well-implemented alternative. Based on the study, several options can be purposed such as retrofitting in ammonia and urea plant mainly in syn-loop and high-pressure section, and by optimizing the feed ratio and process condition.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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