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 used to remove bound moisture, such as that which is chemically attached in Borax.
FEECO’s rotary kilns are versatile thermal processing machines capable of processing a multitude of materials. Calcination is a frequent application for both direct-fired and indirect-fired kilns. Some of the most common materials calcined in a rotary kiln include coal, ores, alumina and ceramics.
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