A Look at Activated Carbon Thermal Regeneration

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Prized for its extremely porous surface area, the superior performance of activated carbon as an adsorbent lends itself to a number of applications spanning across a range of industries. One of the major benefits to activated carbon is that it is capable of being restored, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pelletizing is a non-pressure (tumble growth) agglomeration method whereby material fines are processed into pellets. It is used throughout a number of industries to transform difficult to handle powders and fines into a more easily handled, and valuable product. Pelletization involves the tumbling of material Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Seed Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows seed pellets from a batch disc pelletizer test in the FEECO Innovation Center. Many pelletization processes first begin by pre-conditioning fine powder with moisture; the material is pre-conditioned in a pin mixer, and then fed onto the disc pelletizer where it Continue reading →

 

The Thermal Conversion of Biomass to Activated Carbon (And Everything Inbetween)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Activated Carbon Rotary Kiln

The biomass industry has seen steady growth the past few years, as nations around the globe continue to shift focus toward more renewable energy sources. And while biomass offers direct uses in itself, it can also be converted to a number of carbon products, all Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role do Pug Mills Play in Processing Copper Concentrates?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

In the copper production via smelting process, pug mills are used for mixing and conditioning. Pug mills are highly proficient at combining both solid and liquid feeds into a homogenous mixture, and are therefore an ideal mixing device in the smelting process. Numerous components are Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Before and After Processing in a Batch Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a material before and after processing in the FEECO Innovation Center’s batch pin mixer. Pin mixers are adept for mixing, agglomerating, conditioning, micro-pelletizing, and de-dusting applications. The intense spinning action allows them to densify material and create small pellets, an ideal Continue reading →

 

2016 Year in Review

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Each year, we update FEECO.com with the information you need to help make your material testing, equipment selection, and aftermarket service searches a more successful endeavor. As 2016 comes to a close, we’d like to highlight some of the advancements made to our corporate website. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does Chicken Manure Granulation Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s chicken manure granulation method begins with pre-conditioning. Raw manure is typically too wet or clumpy to use as a uniform feedstock; it must first be pre-conditioned into a workable feedstock via composting or thermal treatment (or drying). In either scenario, it is likely that Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Agglomeration Test in Procress

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights an agglomeration test in process at the FEECO Innovation Center. Pellets on a disc pelletizer are pictured. The FEECO Innovation Center is equipped for both pressure and non-pressure agglomeration tests on either a single piece of equipment, or in a continuous Continue reading →

 

A Look at Aluminum Decoating

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

As one of the most recyclable materials around, aluminum recycling is a profitable business, both for industry and for the environment. According to the Aluminum Association, almost 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. The Aluminum Association also states that the Continue reading →