Red Mud: The Next Tool in Water Treatment?

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As the global population expands and water quality issues continue to make headlines, never has it been more important to conserve water resources to our fullest ability, and to ensure that the water available to us is clean and contaminant-free. Simultaneously, researchers and scientists everywhere Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Challenges in Processing Phosphates?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Similar with any mineral, phosphates can present challenges during processing. The following looks at the common material characteristics that may cause such challenges when working with phosphates. Abrasiveness. Phosphates can range from slightly to tremendously abrasive, depending on what form they are in. Abrasive materials Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Indirect Rotary Cooler

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a 3D indirect rotary cooler. An indirect cooler consists of a rotary drum, stationary housing, water trough, and water collection system. These components work together to cool hot material within a controlled environment. The stationary housing encloses the rotary drum, Continue reading →

 

R&D Around Catalyst Production Sees Growth

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Catalysts are an invaluable tool in many industrial processes, helping to facilitate reactions between materials. They are so important in fact, that some experts estimate they are responsible for 85-90% of products in the chemical industry.1 Catalysts can be used to speed up or slow Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How can you Prevent Build-Up in a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The best way to control material build-up in a rotary dryer is to prevent it in the first place. Custom Flight Design. Build-up can be prevented through the design of less aggressive flights, or material lifters. Material tends to build-up in sharp corners, and a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Temperature Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary drum temperature inspection. An IR gun, pictured, is directed at the rotary drum, to record the surface temperature of the object in sight. Items such as the drum shell, drive components, bearings, and even the material as it discharges Continue reading →

 

Value in Waste: Fly Ash Reuse and Recovery Opportunities

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As a major source of industrial waste around the world, fly ash, a byproduct of coal generated power, presents a significant waste management challenge to the energy industry. Fly ash is host to a variety of contaminants that if not properly managed, can pose serious Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Common Rotary Dryer Add-Ons?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Advancing flights and knocking systems are two common rotary dryer add-ons. Advancing Flights. Advancing flights work to move material into the dryer, to prevent build-up near the wet feed discharge. Additionally, advancing flights also give material the chance to dry before it moves on to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Encapsulated Seed Product

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights an encapsulated seed product. FEECO worked with a company, Encap, to transform short fibers from waste paper sludge into a line of lawn and garden products, which includes the encapsulated seeds from this week’s photo. The process included agglomeration of the Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Applications in the Pigment Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Industrial pigments play an important role in the performance and durability of many products. In addition to serving as a coloring agent, pigments can also offer protection against corrosion and even UV rays; pigments are all around us, from building materials and concrete, to textiles, Continue reading →