Granulation: A Solution to Chicken Manure Management Woes

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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  In order to feed a growing population, farms across the U.S. and around the globe continue to move toward large-scale, concentrated operations over small farms, with chicken farms being no exception. But with concentrated farming operations and increased production comes a challenge: what to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Questions can be Answered through Rotary Dryer Testing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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FEECO’s Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped to run material tests in a rotary dryer alone, or through testing as part of a continuous process loop such as an agglomeration or granulation process. Dryer test work provides a wealth of valuable information, allowing our Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Disc Pelletizer Design and Manufacturing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Today’s photo highlights a disc pelletizer project, showcasing FEECO’s scope of work from drawings by our drafters and design team, all the way through to robust equipment manufacturing. The equipment was produced for a repeat customer, and weighs over 53,000 pounds, stands 18 feet high, and Continue reading →

 

Activated Carbon: A Growing Market of Opportunity

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Activated carbon is a diverse adsorbent, playing a key role in a number of applications, particularly in relation to environmental recovery and purification. Among a myriad of other uses, activated carbon can be used to remediate groundwater, purify contaminated drinking water, and even aid in Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Measure Material Characteristics During Agglomeration Process and Product Development?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Measuring specific material characteristics throughout process and product development is crucial because materials can be incredibly diverse; even the same material, though from a different deposit, may present varying characteristics. Because of these nuances, materials should be tested prior to, during and after agglomeration to help Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Mineral Processing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s mineral processing capabilities, showing a sample of agglomerated minerals from our Innovation Center. Pictured left to right are sulfur, dolomite, hematite, and potash. The FEECO Innovation Center is fully equipped for agglomeration and thermal test work, allowing us to process minerals Continue reading →

 

A Look at Modern Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Proper alignment is a key component in any rotary kiln processing operation. Misalignment is one of the most common (and most treatable) causes of rotary kiln damage. Alignment touches all components of the rotary kiln; misalignment will promote wear on all parts. In addition to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Granulating Biosolids?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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The reuse of municipal biosolids as a fertilizer product or soil amendment offers multiple benefits, from both an economic and environmental perspective. Recycling biosolids creates revenue where waste management costs once incurred. Furthermore, biosolids are rich in macro and micronutrients, a valuable commodity to soils Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Dial Indicator for Rotary Drum Run-Out

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Our photo this week highlights a dial indicator. FEECO’s Aftermarket Engineers use the dial indicator to measure rotary drum shell and tire run-out, or the degree to which a drum is out of its standard, cylindrical shape. Temperature changes can cause excess run-out. If the Continue reading →

 

Paddle Mixers: A General Troubleshooting Guide

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Any industrial piece of equipment is succumb to problems, and unfortunately, paddle mixers are no exception. Be it a broken part, or excessive noise during operation, paddle mixer issues can be incredibly diverse, often spontaneous, and clearly an unwanted nuisance to the operation at hand. Continue reading →