Creating environmentally safe fertilizers

13:00 | 10/04/2020 Companies

(VEN) - The Van Dien Fused Magnesium Phosphate Fertilizer Joint Stock Company (VADFCO) has been pursuing cleaner, sustainable production of environmentally friendly products.

creating environmentally safe fertilizers

Solid waste reuse and treatment

In recent years, VADFCO has invested in science and technology and utilized all available resources for cleaner production and sustainable development. The company has applied technological solutions to gather and reuse solid wastes, treat wastewater and gas emissions to protect the environment and employee health.

VADFCO used to be a polluter, discharging dust and toxic gases into the environment. Thanks to its scientific and technical investments and applications, the company treats or recycles almost all of its solid wastes and wastewater, yielding profits worth hundreds of billions of dong annually, which help VADFCO develop on a sustainable basis.

The company’s environmental impact report was approved by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, providing it with certification of its environmental treatment and protection measures.

VADFCO performs regular wastewater and gas emissions surveillance (four times per year) and undergoes periodic occupational safety and hygiene and environmental safety inspections.

With a production capacity of 300,000 tonnes of fused magnesium phosphate fertilizer per year, the company annually collects about 100,000 tonnes of fine ore. VADFCO uses this ore in addition to additives and technology to make ore bars for use in fused magnesium phosphate fertilizer production. This contributes to minimizing material consumption and environmental pollution and lowering product cost. The company discharges only several types of toxic solid waste, and it has signed contracts to collect these wastes and then hand them to relevant organizations for treatment according to the law.

Efficient wastewater, gas emissions treatment

VADFCO began recycling wastewater in 2004. Over the past five years, the company has been seeking to improve the process and is currently recycling more than 95 percent of all wastewater, minimizing wastewater discharged into the environment and underground aquifers. VADFCO is researching solutions to recycle all its wastewater.

All production lines at VADFCO have standard gas emissions treatment systems. Over the past five years, the company researched technological solutions to collect dust and improve gas treatment systems to minimize gas emissions. These initiatives have contributed to improving the environment and working conditions.

Factory chimneys have round-the-clock automated gas emission surveillance systems that are connected to environmental authorities.

The company has produced granular phosphate and nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (NPK) fertilizers using advanced technology while providing guidelines for farmers to use those fertilizers to minimize noise (caused by fertilizer grinders), dust and gas emissions.

VADFCO has planted trees and flowers, turning its facilities into a green park, and hired cleaning services for all of its ​​8.5-hectare area to ensure it meets environmental standards round the clock.

The company directors say environmental protection takes top priority and plans are in the works to invest further in science and technology, improve product and environmental quality, and upgrade management, aiming to minimize consumption of fuel (oil, petrol), energy (electricity), labor and environmental pollution, and create products serving climate-smart, sustainable production of safe farm produce.

VADFCO’s efficient environmental protection efforts have been widely recognized, garnering numerous awards, among them from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Vietnam Industrial Gold Brand, and Hanoi Key Industrial Product, among others.

Ngoc Anh