All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Processing of Nickel Laterite Ores on the Rise

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

While nickel is perhaps most commonly known for its use in coins, it is also an important material in many industrial processes. Nickel’s high melting point, ductility, and resistance to corrosion when alloyed lends itself to a wide range of industrial applications and materials, making Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role does Drying Play in Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Drying plays an important role in the non-pressure agglomeration process, both before and after agglomeration. Pre-Drying Drying is often used as a method of pre-conditioning material before pelletization, to help prepare the material for agglomeration. Since moisture is added during the agglomeration process (in the Continue reading →

 

Improving Agglomerates through Coating

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coating is a finishing process used prolifically throughout industries working with agglomerates to meet a wide variety of objectives. A surface treatment for particles, coating can be used to enhance specific characteristics of a pellet, granule, or other agglomerate, be it a mineral, chemical, or Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Differences Between FEECO’s Drive Assemblies?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO offers a variety of options in drive assemblies for your rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulation drum, all selected based on the requirements of the application. Chain and Sprocket Drive Assembly Chain and sprocket drive assemblies are ideal for smaller drums running up to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Equipment is Used to Pre-Condition Material for Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pre-conditioning, or preparing material for agglomeration, is critical to agglomeration success; it can help improve further processing, and create a more refined end product. FEECO offers the following pre-conditioning equipment: Rotary Dryer. A material must fall within a set moisture range to agglomerate effectively. Materials Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role does Green Strength Play in Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Green strength, also known as wet strength, refers to a pellet’s strength prior to drying. Pellets need a certain amount of strength to withstand the number of drop points during processing; this includes leaving the agglomeration equipment such as the pan pelletizer or drum agglomerator, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Agglomeration Drum

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a 3D agglomeration drum. An agglomeration drum is a rotating, cylindrical drum which utilizes a tumble and grow action to form spherical granules in the presence of a liquid binder. More specifically, material and binder are fed into the drum Continue reading →

 

Biochar in Drought Resistance

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Drought is becoming a rising concern across the world as water scarcity, changing climate patterns, and the need to feed a growing population continue to dominate the landscape of pressing global issues. As such, the need for soils to be capable of withstanding drought conditions Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Non-pressure agglomeration, also known as tumble growth agglomeration, is a process which uses a tumbling motion and binding agent to grow material fines or powders into a spherical pellet form.   Non-pressure agglomeration methods include: Pelletizing (rotary drum or disc pelletizer): a process where material Continue reading →

 

Biochar Process & Product Development in the Innovation Center

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar is continuing to make a name for itself in a myriad of industries, with new applications making headlines all the time. Uses in water treatment, energy production, animal husbandry, and more have created a flurry of activity around this carbon-based material produced from biomass. Continue reading →