Question of the Week: In What Ways can Red Mud be Reused and/or Recovered?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The potential for red mud re-use and/or recovery applications are extensive, with challenges such as high alkalinity, heavy metals, and colossal quantities at the forefront. Common re-use and recovery undertakings can be seen below. Material Recovery. Red mud is a waste abundant in resources; it Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Lignite Coal Conveyors

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a material handling system FEECO supplied to a US-based customer. The system was used to transport lignite coal, and included the following conveyors:     • 36” x 700’ (.9 x 213 m) conveyor with 180’ (55 m) lift (300 TPH) 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

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: What Role does Material Handling Play in Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Material handling equipment moves raw and processed material from one location to another throughout the agglomeration facility. To effectively transfer the material, the following should first be evaluated when designing material handling equipment used within an agglomeration operation: Application. Will the material be moving long Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Traveling Belt Tripper

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo is a traveling belt tripper under fabrication. Traveling trippers are used to dislodge material off of the conveyor at designated locations between the terminal pulleys, traveling continuously at a constant speed for layered stacking. FEECO’s trippers are customized to accommodate your desired Continue reading →

 

Long-Term Conveyor Storage: Best Practices

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The material handling equipment employed in any operation, be it frac sand processing, potash mining, or other industrial endeavor, is a critical part of operational efficiency. Conveyors serve to move material around a facility in seamless fluidity for maximum efficiency. But what happens when an Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What does a Typical Pelletizing Process Look Like?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pelletization is an agglomeration process whereby material fines are “grown” through a tumbling motion in the presence of a liquid binder or water. While all agglomeration processes can be customized to suit the unique needs of the material being processed, in general, it follows these Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 2018 Phosphates Conference Booth

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s booth at the 2018 Phosphates Conference, currently taking place March 12-14th in Morocco. Shane Le Capitaine, Process Sales Engineer, is representing FEECO at booth #18. Phosphates 2018 is the premier gathering for senior decision makers in the fertilizer, feed and Continue reading →

 

Red Mud: A Wealth of Opportunity for Metal Recovery

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Red mud, also commonly called bauxite residue, is a waste product left over from the Bayer process, in which alumina is extracted from bauxite ore. Produced in mass quantities (estimates hover around 1-2 tons of red mud per ton of alumina produced), red mud has Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Material Limitations Affect Rotary Dryer Design?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Some materials come with limitations that will steer the rotary dryer design process in one direction or another. For example, with materials that have the potential for combustion in certain settings, a direct fired dryer would not be the ideal option; an indirect dryer should Continue reading →