Kiln Feasibility Testing

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Feasibility testing is an integral part in the development of many industrial processes, but it is perhaps especially critical in the thermal processing industry when working with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns use extremely high temperatures in order to cause chemical reactions or phase changes in Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Rotary Dryer Sizing & Design Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryer sizing and design. The Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design slide deck is a great introduction to the complex process of designing a custom rotary dryer for any industry. Material characteristics that affect design, processing Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Will your Material Agglomerate?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The FEECO Innovation Center receives a wide range of inquiries, with one of the most common questions asked being will my material agglomerate? Agglomeration is constantly finding its way into new applications, leaving many people wondering if it could be the solution to their material problem. Continue reading →

 

Sustainability in Industry: Employing Red Mud in Construction Materials

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The looming threat of environmental contamination, climate change, and a growing need for raw materials has given way to a new age in how the world views and manages waste. As the population puts a strain on existing resources, never before has it been more Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer Project Profile

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile for a frac sand dryer. The frac sand industry is again booming as drillers pump more of the silica sand down wells than ever before. Drying is an integral step in preparing mined sand for use as Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Resource Recovery System

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary kiln resource recovery system. FEECO worked with Xstrata Nickel (formerly Falconbridge) on a metal recycling process designed to recover nickel from waste materials such as spent batteries, catalysts, and other wastes. The system thermally treats the waste in a Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

There are many choices on the market when it comes to agglomeration equipment. Additionally, new uses are being developed all the time, making current equipment options increasingly flexible. Below, we’ve provided a quick overview of some of the most common types of agglomeration equipment. Click Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Limestone and Gypsum Soil Amendments Infographic

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Infographic on Limestone and Gypsum Soil Amendments

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on limestone and gypsum soil amendments. Limestone and gypsum are both critical soil conditioners that have been gaining in popularity over the years. This infographic covers their capabilities, how they are produced in granular form, as well as Continue reading →

 

Employee Spotlight: Ron Eichhorn | Lab Supervisor

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Ron Eichhorn is the Lab Supervisor of the FEECO Innovation Center. Here, he oversees batch and pilot-scale process and product development tests for agglomeration, thermal processing, and material handling objectives. Ron started out in the FEECO Market Department in 1983, but his passion for materials Continue reading →

 

Demand for Frac Sand Expands into Canada

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The frac sand boom continues to gain traction in the Southern United States, where drillers are pumping more sand than ever down wells in an effort to boost crude oil and natural gas production. Drilling is ramping up North of the border as well, as Continue reading →