All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

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 →

 

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 →