All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials can Benefit from Processing in a Pin Mixer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pin mixers are industrial mixing devices used to process fine materials in the presence of a binder. They are especially adept for micro-pelletizing and de-dusting applications. The following materials are often processed in a pin mixer.  Mixing         Bentonite clay         Diatomaceous earth         Fly ash         Limestone         Magnesium 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 →

 

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What is Conditioning?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conditioning refers to the processing of bulk solids material for improved efficiency of downstream processing, improved material handling, or to improve product performance. Conditioning can be accomplished using numerous processes and equipment, all varying on the unique characteristics of the material to be processed and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Gold Ore Agglomerator

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows an agglomerator used for processing gold ore. The agglomerator, or agglomeration drum, agglomerates ore fines after they are crushed. This process creates a more proficient leach because the leaching solution is better able to permeate through the heap when the particles Continue reading →

 

Australia Sees Modern Day Gold Rush

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Amidst political uncertainty and increasing demand, gold has been making headlines as companies continue to invest in the safe haven metal. This state of affairs has had an especially significant impact on Australia, where a once-beleaguered industry is seeing a strong revival, so much so Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Particle Size Control Important in Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration is the process of particle size enlargement, and is used to collect material fines into a larger, unified particle. Seen throughout an extensive range of industries, agglomeration can transform dusty or difficult to handle materials into a more manageable form. While many factors should Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Custom Rotary Dryers Since 1951

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights several rotary dryers under production at FEECO. The photo was taken in FEECO’s fabrication facility, just shortly after our founding in 1951. For decades, many industries have been faced with the same problem: product moisture. Depending on material composition, moisture can Continue reading →

 

Granulating Iron Oxide Pigments for Use in Concrete

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Iron oxides, of which there are 16, are chemical compounds made up of iron and oxygen. These diverse chemical compounds are widely employed by various industries for their use as pigments. Termed iron oxide pigments (IOPs), IOPs have become an indispensable material for one industry Continue reading →