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COMPLETE BASIC AND DETAILED ENGINEERING

SERVICES FOR THE PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER INDUSTRY:
  • PHOSPHATE ROCK MINING AND BENEFICIATION
  • RECOVERY OF URANIUM FROM PHOSPHORIC ACID
  • FERTILIZER GRADE PHOSPHORIC ACID MANUFACTURE
  • FOOD GRADE PHOSPHORIC ACID VIA SOLVENT EXTRACTION PURIFICATION
  • DEFLUORINATION, FLUOSILICIC ACID RECOVERY
  • DAP, MAP, GTSP, GRANULATION
  • ANIMAL FEED DIBASIC CALCIUM PHOSPHATE ("DICAL")
  • AMMONIA HANDLING
  • LABORATORY TESTING & ANALYSIS (In cooperation with THORTON Laboratories in Tampa, Florida)
  • ECONOMIC STUDIES, COST ESTIMATES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, SCRUBBERS
  • OSHA, PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT, HAZOP REVIEWS
TECHNICAL PAPERS:

Members of our staff have written, published or presented technical papers in the Phosphate Industry.:

"A Simplified Scheme for the Recovery of Cobalt in Caron Type Nickel Plants." by Dr. F. G. Prado, B. W. Wiegers and J. P. Dempsey, The Metallurgical Society of AIME, Washington D.C., February 1985.

"The Rhône-Poulenc Phosphoric Acid Process and the Environment." by Philippe Tiberghien and F. L. Prado, presented to the joint Florida sections of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, May 1985.

"High Purity Zinc Oxide Production from Residues in Automobile Scrap Recycling." by Dr. F. G. Prado, J. P. Dempsey and B. W. Wiegers, presented to the 1985 International Symposium on Recycle and Secondary Metals, The Metallurgical Society, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Dec. 1985

"Energy and Metals Recovery Improvements for Caron Type Nickel Plants." by Dr. F. G. Prado and J. P. Dempsey P.E., presented to the Extractive and Process Metallurgy Fall Meeting of the Reinhardt Schumann International Symposium on Innovative Technology and Reactor Design in Extractive Metallurgy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 1986.

"Pilot Plants: Uses and Applications." by John Drew P.E., Dr. F. G. Prado and F. L. Prado P.E., joint Florida sections of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, May 1988.

"Municipal Solid Waste Recycling in Florida." by Dr. F. G. Prado and F. L. Prado, P.E., joint Florida Sections of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, May 1991.

"Dezincing Galvanized Steel Using a Noncorrosive Low Energy Hydrometallurgical System." by Dr. F. G. Prado and F. L. Prado, P.E., presented to the annual meeting of The Society of Metals, San Diego, California, March 1992.

"Preparation of Capital Cost Estimates." by F. L. Prado, Joint Florida sections of the AIChE, Clearwater, Florida, May 1993.

"Florida, An Industrial State?" by F.L. Prado, P.E., presented to the Central Florida section of the AIChE, Lakeland, Florida, November 1994.

Fast Track: How to move a project Fast!" by F. L. Prado, P.E. and Lynn Cerrito, presented to the joint Florida sections of the AIChE, Clearwater, Florida, May 1995.

"The Use of Personal Computers in the Phosphate Industry." by F. L. (Tino) Prado, P.E., and Tony Lazanowski (IMC-AGRICO), presented to the joint Florida sections of the AIChE, Clearwater, Florida, May 1996.

Purification of Phosphoric Acid. Presented by Tino Prado to the Central Florida section of the AIChE, February 1999.

The HF Extraction Process, presented by F. L. (Tino) Prado at the Annual Regional Phosphate Conference, Lakeland, Florida, October 2000.

"The Potential of AAC Systems for Secondary Metals Recovery - A Review",  by Dr. F. G. Prado, F. L. Prado, P.E., and Ing. Martin Vandebriel, European Metallurgical Conference "EMC 2001", Friedrichshafen, Germany,  September 2001.

"Goodbye Gypsum Stacks", presented by Tino Prado and Frank Sweat at the
monthly meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers,
Lakeland, Florida, in September 2002.

"Phosphates in Turkey: A Fresh Approach", by F. L. Prado, P.E.,  presented to the annual meeting of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, June, 2004.


"Food Grade Phosphoric Acid in Turkey", by F. L. Prado, P.E., presented  to the annual meeting of the Central Florida Chapter of the AmericanInstitute of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, June, 2007.

   "Phosphates in South América: An Overview", by by Faustino L. (Tino)  Prado, P.E., and Megan E. Ross, presented to the annual meeting of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers,Clearwater, Florida, June, 2010

"Use of FRP for Sulfuric Acid and Phosphoric Acid Applications", by  Faustino L. Prado, P.E., presented to the Annual Meeting of the American
Composites Manufacturing Association, Houston May 2012.

 "Development of Phosphates in Mongolia", by Faustino L. (Tino) Prado,  P.E., and Megan E. Ross, P.E. presented to the annual meeting of the Central Florida Chapter of the  American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, June, 2013

   "Reduction of Magnesium Oxide in Fertilizer Grade Phosphoric Acid" by  Faustino L. Prado, P.E., presented tothe annual meeting of the Central Florida Chapter of the American  Institute of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, June, 2014.


Copies of these papers are available upon request.


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