Resource of the Week: FEECO Innovation Center Webpage

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Innovation Center Page

This week’s highlighted resource is a web page on the FEECO Innovation Center. The Innovation Center is a unique facility that can accommodate batch- and pilot-scale testing for agglomeration and thermal processing objectives, from fertilizer granulation to high-temperature applications. A variety of equipment is available Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Role of Screening in Agglomeration?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Role of Screening in Agglomeration

Screening is a process through which material or particles are segregated into groups based on their size. The undersize particles are segregated to one group, oversize particles in another, and on size yet another. Screening helps to ensure that feedstock is uniform and only material Continue reading →

 

Soil Amendments and Conditioners Vital in Soil Restoration

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Soil Amendments and Conditioners Vital in Soil Restoration

Soil health has become a topic of increasing importance in recent years as scientists call for action around restoring the world’s deteriorating soils. Soils around the globe have become depleted of the materials necessary to promote a flourishing soil environment and the subsequent nutritious crops Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Bedding Recovery from Manure

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Bedding Recovery from Manure Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on bedding recovery from manure. The processing and reuse of manure as a clean, economic, and sustainable bedding source (Dried Manure Solids, or DMS) continues to gain popularity among large-scale farms. FEECO offers custom rotary dryers for producing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Trunnion Wheel with Thrust Rollers

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Model of Trunnion Wheels with Thrust Roller

Today’s photo highlights a trunnion wheel and thrust rollers. The 3D image was produced by FEECO’s in-house design team. Trunnion wheels support the weight of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator. Most importantly, they provide a place for the tire Continue reading →

 

Benefits of the Granulation Drum in Granular Fertilizer Production

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Benefits of the Granulation Drum in Granular Fertilizer Production

Granulation of fertilizer products provides some of the most viable ways to blend minerals to create a multi-nutrient fertilizer, allow for bulk storage and packaging, as well as provide ease of handling and application. One piece of equipment that has become known for its consistency Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Copper’s Role in a Low-Carbon Economy

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Copper in a Low-Carbon Economy Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on copper’s role in a low-carbon economy. Copper’s already important role in society continues to rise as efforts to move toward a low-carbon economy call for more copper than ever before. Sustainable Copper: Copper’s Role in a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Agglomeration?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Sample pellets from FEECO's lab.

Agglomeration, the process of particle size enlargement, is used to solve material problems and improve product characteristics. In general, agglomerating a material can offer many benefits, including:     End product benefits– dust-free product handling, and improved product characteristics. Ex: The agglomeration of cattle manure Continue reading →

 

Argentina Looks for Frac Sand to Reduce Shale Drilling Costs

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Argentina Looks for Frac Sand to Reduce Shale Drilling Costs

Once heavily reliant on imports, the US is now the world’s undisputed leader in oil and gas production, according to the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Faith Birol in a recent statement. The title comes as the result of advancements that have allowed drillers to Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on De-Dusting Fly Ash

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Pug Mill for De-Dusting Fly Ash Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on de-dusting fly ash with a pug mill. Pug mills are widely used for conditioning fly ash – a dusty by-product of coal-fired power generation – into a more easily handled material that doesn’t become windblown upon Continue reading →