All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

Activated Carbon: A Critical Component in Water Treatment Facilities

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Activated carbon is a powerful adsorbent used prolifically throughout water purification efforts to remove contaminants and undesirable components. While activated carbon can be used in a wide range of water treatment applications, it is a critical tool used throughout municipal and industrial water treatment facilities Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Calcination?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Calcination is the process of heating a material to cause chemical dissociation (separation). Calcination is a common process, and is often used in the creation of inorganic materials, such as the dissociation of calcium carbonate to create calcium oxide and carbon dioxide. It can also be Continue reading →

 

The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum (and the Products in Between)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

With applications in everything from energy, infrastructure, and aerospace, to automotive, packaging, and more, aluminum has become a cornerstone of modern society. Aluminum’s widespread use might infer ease of accessibility, but such is not the case; aluminum is not found freely in nature, requiring the Continue reading →

 

Ceramic Proppants: A Specialized Alternative to Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

While the oil and natural gas industry has had its ups and downs, many speculate it is again poised for growth due to the current political climate. Subsequently, there is a renewed interest around proppants – the hard microspheres injected into well bores to “prop Continue reading →

 

Using Activated Carbon to Control Disinfectant By-Products in Drinking Water Treatment

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Activated carbon is a widely used adsorbent, employed throughout a variety of industries to accomplish a number of goals. Activated carbon’s unique porous surface structure allows it to capture and hold on to both gas and liquid phase particles. This ability lends itself to a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Drive Assembly is Best for your Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The drive assembly is the component that causes a rotary kiln to rotate. While a variety of drive assembly arrangements are available, the selection of one type over the other is dependent on the drive horsepower and the size of the kiln. FEECO offers the Continue reading →

 

Biochar: A High Performance Organic Fertilizer Created from Biomass

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Biochar, a charcoal-like, carbon-based material with roots in ancient civilizations, has scientists excited over the potential it holds for restoring depleted soils, improving food security, and aiding in climate change efforts when used as a soil amendment. What is Biochar? Biochar is created through the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Material Characteristics Influence the Design of a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Many material characteristics, such as bulk density and specific heat, influence how the material will behave in the rotary kiln, and subsequently, how the kiln must be designed to produce the required results. The following material characteristics all influence the sizing and design of a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Interior of a Batch Rotary Kiln

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights the interior of a batch rotary kiln. The rod-like structures at the bottom of the image (labeled “C”) are two thermocouples. They are typically used in the kiln to measure bed and exhaust gas temperatures. The upper rod is an airline Continue reading →

 

A Look at Activated Carbon Thermal Regeneration

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Prized for its extremely porous surface area, the superior performance of activated carbon as an adsorbent lends itself to a number of applications spanning across a range of industries. One of the major benefits to activated carbon is that it is capable of being restored, Continue reading →