Using Activated Carbon to Control Disinfectant By-Products in Drinking Water Treatment

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Activated carbon is a widely used adsorbent, employed throughout a variety of industries to accomplish a number of goals. Activated carbon’s unique porous surface structure allows it to capture and hold on to both gas and liquid phase particles. This ability lends itself to a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Drive Assembly is Best for your Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The drive assembly is the component that causes a rotary kiln to rotate. While a variety of drive assembly arrangements are available, the selection of one type over the other is dependent on the drive horsepower and the size of the kiln. FEECO offers the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Bulk Density Test

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a bulk density test in action. Here, our process expert is weighing raw material prior to processing in the Innovation Center. The ability to test bulk density ensures the product will meet the needs of its desired application. Bulk density is Continue reading →

 

Wood Pellet Biomass: An Industry Fueled by European Renewable Energy Legislation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Biomass has garnered an increasing amount of interest over the past few years, chiefly a result of legislation put in place by the European Union, aiming for all of its countries to move to a 20% renewable energy goal by 2020. Wood-based biomass pellets are Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Feasibility Testing with a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Feasibility testing provides unparalleled information when designing a rotary dryer. Testing can help confirm the viability of the intended process, and allows one to work out process variables to help define the recipe for successful drying. The reasons to engage in rotary dryer feasibility testing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Replacement/Spare Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights one of FEECO’s many replacement/spare parts: the thrust roller. Thrust rollers are a standard component to any rotary drum, from rotary dryers and coolers, to granulators and kilns. They ride on the downhill and uphill edge of the tire, and are Continue reading →

 

Biochar: A High Performance Organic Fertilizer Created from Biomass

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Biochar, a charcoal-like, carbon-based material with roots in ancient civilizations, has scientists excited over the potential it holds for restoring depleted soils, improving food security, and aiding in climate change efforts when used as a soil amendment. What is Biochar? Biochar is created through the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Processes are Carried Out Via Pressure and Non-Pressure Agglomeration Equipment?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO offers a variety of agglomeration equipment, with each equipment falling in either the non-pressure (tumble growth) or pressure categories. Non-pressure agglomeration techniques use a binding agent to process material fines into larger agglomerates. This is done by tumbling the fines in the presence of Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Combustion Chamber Under Production

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary dryer combustion chamber from FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. In regards to rotary dryer components, the combustion chamber houses the combustion reaction. From here, the drying air is directed through the rotary drum. FEECO offers a variety of combustion chambers including Continue reading →

 

Ruling on Biosolids Makes Progress for Municipalities

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

In a landmark ruling, the City of Los Angeles will be able to continue utilizing biosolids as a fertilizer and soil amendment on Kern County Farms. Application of biosolids on Kern County farmland was banned in 2006, when a Kern County voter initiative was passed. Continue reading →