Biochar: Applications in Animal Husbandry

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

While biochar has been garnering attention as a restorative soil amendment, it seems as if new uses for this ultra-porous material are cropping up all over the industrial landscape. Recently, biochar has been making waves in agriculture not for use as a soil amendment, but Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Does the Transformation of Biomass to Biocoal look Like?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

To process biomass into biocoal, residuals from the forest products industry are first dried in a rotary dryer to reduce the moisture content and improve combustion. Next, the dried biomass is processed in the oxygen-free environment of an indirect rotary kiln to remove volatile components. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Material Processed in a Pug Mill

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights material processed in a pug mill. Pug mills, also known as paddle mixers, are industrial mixers used to condition, mix and agglomerate materials often in the presence of a binder. The pug mill’s dual shafts with pitched paddles create a kneading Continue reading →

 

Biochar: An Effective Solution for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Water

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Water quality and the ability to maximize reuse applications continues to become a concern at the forefront of sustainability amidst a growing population. While biochar has been gaining traction in the soil amendment industry for its restorative capabilities and potential in carbon sequestration, studies are Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Recovering Bedding from Manure?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Manure can be processed into a bedding product known as recycled manure solids (RMS). Recycled manure solids can further be processed into dried manure solids (DMS), a product with reduced moisture and pathogen content which is ideal for use as a bedding product. Bedding recovery Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Girth Gear Run-Out Procedure

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a girth gear run-out procedure in action. A black strap (pictured) is mounted along the gear’s teeth. A dial indicator follows the strap’s path, and measures the tip of the teeth along the strap. This procedure reveals the amount of wear Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Attend Phosphorus Forum 2017

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance will be hosting an upcoming phosphorus forum and FEECO will be in attendance. The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance is a group that advocates for the sustainable use, recovery, and recycling of phosphorus as it relates to the global food system. As an Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Micro-Pelletized?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets, or micro-pellets, from 20-60 mesh. It is can be carried out in either pin mixer, or a pin mixer/pan pelletizer setup. Pin mixers alone are ideal when only small pellets or material conditioning is Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Trunnion Skewing Adjustment

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a trunnion skewing adjustment in action. A dial indicator (bottom left of photo) is used to measure the movement of the trunnion wheel bearings. If the bearings are not positioned correctly, they should be adjusted. The purpose of the trunnion skewing Continue reading →

 

Increasing Biomethane Production During Anaerobic Digestion Using Biochar

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar has seen a surge in popularity as a soil amendment as of late, for the many benefits it can offer to soil and for its potential use in carbon sequestration. With a unique ability to capture and hold particles on its surface, biochar is Continue reading →