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Challenges & Innovations in Technology of Fertilizer Industry: NOx Abatement Techniques

Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 195–200

 Challenges and Innovations in Technology of Fertilizer Industry: NOx Abatement Techniques

Priyanka Agarwal and Uma Melkania

Original language: English

Received 21 October 2015

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Attempts to develop new technologies for reduction of nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions are still carried out all around the world. However, most of them as literature survey suggests is focused on emission control from power plants and mobile vehicles. Fewer investigations are conducted on the NOx emissions abatement from the chemical industry. While the growing concern to preserve our environment is critical to society and consumers, industries also realize additional benefits of higher production efficiency and lower costs. Current research has focused on identifying the key points of emissions in fertilizer industry by undertaking the life cycle assessment of products. Little work has been done on establishing methodologies that standardize these attempts. The results of research focuses on existing approaches, identifies commonly utilized methodologies and look beyond emissions criteria for sustainable manufacturing. This paper also discusses possible technological approaches to alleviate shortcomings in current process design in fertilizer manufacturing, focusing on NOx emission abatement, as new techniques for the manufacturing of nitrogen (N) containing fertilizers are available that can lead to drastic reductions of NOx emission.

Author Keywords: NOx emissions, abatement techniques, sustainable development, LCA, new technology.

How to Cite this Article

Priyanka Agarwal and Uma Melkania, “Challenges & Innovations in Technology of Fertilizer Industry: NOx Abatement Techniques,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 195–200, January 2016.