Introduction to Activated Carbon

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Introduction to Activated Carbon

Activated carbon, sometimes called activated charcoal, is a unique adsorbent prized for its extremely porous structure that allows it to effectively capture and hold materials. Widely used throughout a number of industries to remove undesirable components from liquids or gases, activated carbon can be applied Continue reading →

 

Pugmill Mixer Design & Customization

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pug Mill (Paddle Mixer) Design and Customization

A pugmill mixer, or paddle mixer, is a horizontal, continuous industrial mixer used in a variety of applications for processing bulk solids to achieve a range of objectives. These rugged mixing units are highly flexible and have become an essential tool in many processes. They Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Pelletizing Webpage

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Pelletizing-Page

This week’s highlighted resource showcases our pelletizing webpage. Pelletizing is an essential agglomeration technique used in many industries to process powdered materials into round pellets that are easier to transport and handle, and are significantly less dusty. Click here to go to the pelletizing page! Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is a Rotary Kiln Bed Disturber?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is a Rotary Kiln Bed Disturber

Bed disturbers are used in both direct and indirect-fired rotary kilns to promote uniform heating of the material. The bed of material should roll, not slide, throughout the kiln in order to expose fresh material to the process. This rolling action allows for even heat Continue reading →

 

Material Handling Considerations in Agglomerate Processing

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Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Material Handling Considerations in Agglomerate Processing

Material handling is an aspect of every industrial process that starts with the transportation of raw material from its original location and ends when the final product arrives at market. During the process, material handling equipment helps move raw and processed materials from one location Continue reading →

 

Pin Mixers: The Preferred Device When Processing Gypsum & Limestone

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized-Gypsum

Pelletizing powdered limestone and gypsum materials provides significant value in terms of better handling characteristics, easier transportation, and improved application and performance. While the disc pelletizer has long been the standard for producing granular limestone and gypsum, the industry has found that the addition of Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Webpage on Heap Leaching

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Heap-Leaching-Page

This week’s highlighted resource is a page on heap leaching. Heap leaching is an essential technology in mining used to extract metals from low-grade ore sources. This technology is known for its ease of operation and low capital expense. Click here to view the web Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Disc Pelletizer Expanded Metal

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer with Expanded Metal

This week’s photo shows the expanded metal on a disc pelletizer. During pelletizing, a layer of build-up across the surface of the disc is needed to aid in pellet formation. This layer allows the pellets to roll on top of like material, which helps to Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kilns vs. Rotary Dryers: What’s the Difference?

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kilns vs. Rotary Dryers

When it comes to thermal processing, how do you know if you need a rotary kiln, or a rotary dryer? Though these two products share similar thermal processing principles, they are used in very different applications. While rotary kilns can dry a product, their main Continue reading →

 

Potassium Sulfate (SOP): A High-Value Alternative to Potassium Chloride (MOP)

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Potassium-Sulfate-Granules

A booming population, combined with many other factors, has put market traction around potassium sulfate (K2SO4) in recent years. Data Bridge Market Research estimates that the potassium sulfate market will exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% between 2017 to 2024, landing at 10,535.84 thousand tons by Continue reading →