The Role of Pug Mills in Processing Copper Concentrates

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Paddle Mixer for Copper Concentrates

Copper is an integral part of modern society and can be found all around us in products like wiring, plumbing, and even electronics. As such a vital component to the modern world, copper is mined and processed extensively across the globe to feed the growing Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Characteristics Play a Role in Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Rotary dryers are sized and designed around a material’s unique processing needs, or at least they should be. A custom rotary dryer will produce the most ideal results. The following material characteristics should be considered in sizing and designing a dryer: Moisture content, including inlet Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Gypsum Sample

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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This week’s photo highlights a gypsum sample. Gypsum, both natural and synthetic, is commonly pelletized for use as a soil amendment. Pelletizing the material creates a strong product capable of withstanding transportation and handling, while still breaking down in standard field conditions. Pelletizing is achieved Continue reading →

 

Benefits of Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process for Improved Copper Extraction

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Benefits-of-Agglomeration-in-SX-EW-Copper-Extraction

Copper is a versatile metal used in many of the products that modern civilization relies on, from electronics to infrastructure. For decades, smelting has been the primary approach to copper extraction. Although this method has proven to be effective for high grade sulfide ores, it Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does a Pipe Reactor Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Often seen in the production of inorganic fertilizers, a pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel which uses reaction heat as the primary method of drying. This process reduces the burden on the dryer, and can significantly decrease plant energy costs. The pipe reactor accepts Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Belt Feeder Under Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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This week’s photo is a belt feeder in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. Our assembly team is currently constructing the piece for a repeat customer. Belt feeders are comprised of a conveyor belt on rollers. They provide a controlled discharge rate of material from the bin or hopper into Continue reading →

 

Direct- VS. Indirect-Fired Rotary Kilns & Dryers: A Beginners Guide to Pyro-Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Beginners-Guide-to-Pyro-Processing

For over a century, rotary equipment has been widely accepted as a preferred means for the pyro-processing of bulk solids, offering distinct advantages over stationary processing equipment. As a cylinder rotates, tumbling, sliding, lifting or showering continuously agitates the material within. These actions ensure that Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How can Agglomeration Benefit the Environment?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Agglomeration provides various, multi-dimensional benefits to the raw material, the process, end product and so much more. The environment, more specifically, is one area to reap the benefits. Agglomeration can: Potentially eliminate the need to landfill a material. Improve cost-efficient recycling capabilities. Create the possibility Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Unideal Briquette Sample

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Our photo this week is an unideal sample of briquettes. The briquettes are almost all not uniform in shape, many with broken edges. An ideal briquette would be the contrary- cylindrical in shape and smooth around the entire circumference. The purpose of this photo is Continue reading →

 

Bedding Recovery from Manure: The Solution to Livestock Bedding

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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As traditional bedding options become increasingly unreliable, more farms are looking to Recycled Manure Solids (RMS) or Dried Manure Solids (DMS) as an alternative bedding material for livestock. Ongoing research and the number of farms successfully utilizing this approach have proven that both recycled and Continue reading →