All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

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 →

 

The Thermal Conversion of Biomass to Activated Carbon (And Everything Inbetween)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Activated Carbon Rotary Kiln

The biomass industry has seen steady growth the past few years, as nations around the globe continue to shift focus toward more renewable energy sources. And while biomass offers direct uses in itself, it can also be converted to a number of carbon products, all Continue reading →

 

A Look at Aluminum Decoating

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

As one of the most recyclable materials around, aluminum recycling is a profitable business, both for industry and for the environment. According to the Aluminum Association, almost 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. The Aluminum Association also states that the Continue reading →

 

Biocoal from Biomass: An Emerging Opportunity for Renewable Energy

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Biocoal, a product produced by thermally upgrading biomass, has been gaining traction throughout the world as countries look to more renewable energy sources in an effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate greenhouse gases. What is Biocoal? Biocoal, also commonly referred to as Continue reading →

 

Electronic Waste Recycling: A Global Problem in Need of Solutions

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Electronic waste, or e-waste, encompasses everything from old cellphones, to VCR’s, fax machines, TV’s, and everything in between. As the world and its inhabitants become increasingly dependent on technology, levels of electronic waste are reaching unprecedented heights, with the world in desperate need of a Continue reading →