All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Photo of the Week: Pellets Under a Microscope

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows magnified pellets from the FEECO Innovation Center. The image was captured via a microscope, and stored through a high-tech software program. FEECO’s lab technicians took the photo to see a more detailed look at the product they pelletized. Evaluation of a Continue reading →

 

Agglomerating Materials for Landfill

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Fly ash is often processed prior to landfill.

Agglomeration is frequently recognized as a process step that produces more marketable end products, such as fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, and food powders, among others. One overlooked application of agglomeration, however, is the treatment of materials headed to landfill. Before being disposed of, or taken to landfills, Continue reading →

 

Spodumene Makes A Comeback in the Rush for Lithium

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The electric vehicle and battery markets are calling for unprecedented amounts of lithium; in 2016, demand for the lightweight metal rose by 26%, and is predicted to climb an additional 39% in 2018. By 2025, experts anticipate demand is likely to increase by a staggering Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Hooded Disc Pelletizer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a hooded disc pelletizer in the FEECO Innovation Center. Hoods are occasionally used during disc pelletizer operation to protect the operator from hazardous materials. Maintaining a safe work environment is a top priority for any industrial operation, and the hood helps Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Will your Material Agglomerate?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The FEECO Innovation Center receives a wide range of inquiries, with one of the most common questions asked being will my material agglomerate? Agglomeration is constantly finding its way into new applications, leaving many people wondering if it could be the solution to their material problem. Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

There are many choices on the market when it comes to agglomeration equipment. Additionally, new uses are being developed all the time, making current equipment options increasingly flexible. Below, we’ve provided a quick overview of some of the most common types of agglomeration equipment. Click 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 →

 

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What is Granulation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Granulation can be considered the same as pelletization, the method of agglomeration or particle size enlargement, but it often refers specifically to applications within the fertilizer industry. Granulation is generally carried out in a granulation/agglomeration drum, and sometimes includes the addition of a pipe reactor Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Common Reasons to Agglomerate?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration is commonly used to upgrade material fines into a granular product. It can also be used to transform sludge-like materials into a dry, granular form. There are many reasons to agglomeration a material. The choice to agglomerate often stems from a material problem, be Continue reading →