This Week’s Featured Articles: World Potash Production, Fly Ash Reuse Opportunities, and Testing Phosphates in the FEECO Innovation Center

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: A Look at World Potash Production A Look at World Potash Production looks at the top potash-producing nations around the world, as Continue reading →

 

Sizing a Bucket Elevator for Maximum Efficiency

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator

Bucket elevators are available in a wide range of sizes. And while any size bucket elevator can vertically transport material, optimizing the size of the elevator for its intended application is the key to reducing the overall size and cost of the unit while ensuring Continue reading →

 

How Calcination is Used in Catalyst Preparation

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Catalyst Calcination

Catalysts have become a cornerstone of modern industrial processing, bringing otherwise-out-of-reach processes into the realm of practicality, maximizing the efficiency of reactions, and promoting more sustainable industrial processes; the extent to which catalysts impact modern industry are nearly immeasurable.  The effectiveness of any catalyst rests Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ore Agglomerator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore Agglomerator

Our photo this week shows a rotary ore agglomerator preparing for shipment. The drum, weighing in at around 55 Tons, is being lifted by a crane onto a base while it awaits shipment. Ore agglomerators are used in heap leaching processes around the world for Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Potash Processing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Potash pellets on a sieve.

More than 30 million tonnes of potash are produced worldwide each year, making it an important mineral for a number of product manufacturers, as well as an integral component in fruitful crop production. However, potash’s widespread use does not mean it is always easy to Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Potash Fertilizer Compounds, Bulk Solids Processing System Design, and Rotary Kiln Incinerators

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Material Characteristics to Consider in Bulk Solids Processing

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Potassium Compounds Used in Fertilizer Production on the Rise Potassium Compounds Used in Fertilizer Production on the Rise explores the growing number Continue reading →

 

Using Limestone and Gypsum to Pelletize Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone and Gypsum are used to Pelletize Challenging Materials

Limestone and gypsum are regularly pelletized for use as soil amendments and other products. Unbeknownst to many, however, these two materials respond so readily to agglomeration, that they are often tested as an additive in the pelletizing (agitation agglomeration) process when working with hard-to-agglomerate materials.  Continue reading →

 

Gypsum Pellets Provide Source of Sulfur to Crops

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Gypsum Pellets Provide Source of Sulfur

Gypsum, chemically known as calcium sulfate (CaSO4), is well established as an effective soil amendment for treating clay soils, improving water filtration, providing a source of calcium, and more. More recently, however, gypsum is being recognized for its ability to also provide crops with a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Micro-Pelletized?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Materials are Commonly Processed Using MicroPelletizing (Micropelletising)

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets, or micro-pellets, from 20-60 mesh. It is can be carried out in either pin mixer, or a pin mixer/pan pelletizer setup. Pin mixers alone are ideal when only small pellets or material conditioning is Continue reading →

 

A General History of Potash Processing

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Potash Granules

Modern potash processing is a relatively succinct practice, with today’s leading manufacturers boasting decades of experience generating quality potash products. However, the potash industry actually got its start using a very different process altogether. From its early days as a by-product of burned wood, to Continue reading →

 


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