All Blog Posts about ‘Lab’

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on thermal testing with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns are an integral piece of equipment in many industrial processes, with new applications developing all the time. Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns takes a look at the many reasons for Continue reading →

 

Phosphogypsum – An Industrial Byproduct with Value

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphogypsum is a by-product of the phosphates industry. Produced in significant quantities, the material is considered a waste in the US due to radioactivity, where the primary means of management is storage in “stacks.” But around the world, phosphogypsum is increasingly being utilized in beneficial Continue reading →

 

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 →

 

Kiln Feasibility Testing

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Feasibility testing is an integral part in the development of many industrial processes, but it is perhaps especially critical in the thermal processing industry when working with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns use extremely high temperatures in order to cause chemical reactions or phase changes in 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 →

 

Sustainability in Industry: Employing Red Mud in Construction Materials

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The looming threat of environmental contamination, climate change, and a growing need for raw materials has given way to a new age in how the world views and manages waste. As the population puts a strain on existing resources, never before has it been more Continue reading →

 

Employee Spotlight: Ron Eichhorn | Lab Supervisor

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Ron Eichhorn is the Lab Supervisor of the FEECO Innovation Center. Here, he oversees batch and pilot-scale process and product development tests for agglomeration, thermal processing, and material handling objectives. Ron started out in the FEECO Market Department in 1983, but his passion for materials Continue reading →

 

Red Mud: A Wealth of Opportunity for Metal Recovery

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Red mud, also commonly called bauxite residue, is a waste product left over from the Bayer process, in which alumina is extracted from bauxite ore. Produced in mass quantities (estimates hover around 1-2 tons of red mud per ton of alumina produced), red mud has Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Batch Rotary Kiln Test

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week shows a batch rotary kiln test conducted in the FEECO Innovation Center. The batch kiln is used to simulate the conditions of a continuous, commercial rotary kiln. The kiln is lined with a lightweight castable refractory and heated with a propane burner. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pellets from the FEECO Innovation Center

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights various pellet samples produced in the FEECO Innovation Center.   The Innovation Center offers pelletization test work to transform raw material fines or dusts into round, spherical pellets as outlined in today’s featured photo. Test work is designed around each customer’s unique Continue reading →