Processing Gypsum for Use in Soil Amendments

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Gypsum

Gypsum, or calcium sulfate dihydrate, is a common element found worldwide. In fact, over 90 countries mine more than 110 million tons per year. Gypsum’s global prevalence is fortunate considering its versatility. It is a key ingredient in cement, plaster, and even building materials. Gypsum Continue reading →

 

Electric Vehicles Reviving US Copper Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Electric-Vehicles-Bring-Back-US-Copper-Industry

The Copper Development Association expects to see seven million electric vehicles on US roads by 2025 – a substantial increase from today’s estimated 567,000. With the amount of copper in electric vehicles substantially more than what’s required in gas-powered cars, the group anticipates the electric Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Phosphates Processing Equipment

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on equipment used in the phosphates industry. Phosphates are an irreplaceable mineral critical to sustaining life on earth. Phosphate Processing Equipment Overview takes a look at the many pieces of equipment used to transform phosphate materials into Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Replacement Paddles

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Replacement Paddles for Pug Mill/Paddle Mixer

Today’s photo highlights a set of replacement paddles for a pug mill. Abrasive or corrosive materials may cause premature wear on paddles. Regular wear, over an extended period of time, may also serve as a reason to seek new paddles. No matter the reason, paddles Continue reading →

 

Principles of Heat Transfer as Applied to Rotary Dryers, Rotary Kilns, and Rotary Coolers

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heat Transfer - Radiation

Whether you are using a rotary dryer, rotary kiln, or rotary cooler, there is one thing that all these instruments have in common: they all use methods of heat transfer to carry out their jobs. Heat transfer is how heat moves from one source to Continue reading →

 

Physical Specifications for Granular Fertilizer and Soil Amendment Products

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Physical-Specifications-for-Granular-Fertilizers

Fertilizer and soil amendment products have had a long evolution in terms of quality. At the start of modern agriculture, growers had few options – most of them not ideal. But advanced manufacturing methods, coupled with a greater understanding of nutrient and particle performance, has Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Animal Feed Granulation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on animal feed granulation. Mono-calcium Phosphate, Di-calcium Phosphate, and De-fluorinated Phosphate are essential in modern agriculture. FEECO is a preferred provider of a variety of equipment and engineering services for the production of these phosphoric animal feeds. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does a Rotary Kiln Work?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

The interior of a rotary kiln.

Rotary kilns use extremely high temperatures combined with controlled retention times to cause a chemical reaction or phase change in a material. At certain temperatures (different per each material), a material will undergo a chemical reaction or phase change. This is often necessary to bring Continue reading →

 

Phosphate Processing Equipment Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphate Rotary Dryer

The phosphate industry continues to gain attention as of late, as the world begins to approach peak phosphorus. With that, companies will increasingly be looking to improve upon their phosphate products and processing methods. What follows is a basic overview of the equipment commonly used Continue reading →

 

The Role of the Calciner in the Extraction of Lithium from Spodumene

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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In the complex production required to transform spodumene concentrate into lithium compounds such as lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide, calcination plays a key role in not one, but two parts of the process, making it an essential technique in efforts to exploit this increasingly important Continue reading →