Photo of the Week: 3D Agglomeration Drum

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Agglomeration Drum (Agglomerator)

Our photo this week is a 3D agglomeration drum. An agglomeration drum is a rotating, cylindrical drum which utilizes a tumble and grow action to form spherical granules in the presence of a liquid binder. More specifically, material and binder are fed into the drum Continue reading →

 

A Look at the Process of Recycling EAF Dust

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Recycled EAF Dust, Pelletized (Pelletised) EAF Dust

The Problem with EAF Dust EAF dust is a by-product of the steel production process, and refers to the dust collected during the melting of steel in an electric arc furnace. In 2006 alone, it was estimated that global production of EAF dust reached a Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Pelletizing Plant Process Audits, Rotary Drums in Potash Processing, and Aluminum Decoating

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletizing Plant Process Audit

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Pelletizing Plant Optimization: Conducting a Process Audit Pelletizing Plant Optimization: Conducting a Process Audit looks at how a process audit can help Continue reading →

 

A Guide to the Data Needed for a Rotary Dryer Quote

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

A Guide to the Data Needed for a Rotary Dryer Quote

As with most capital equipment, buying a rotary dryer can be a complex process, especially when it comes to knowing what data rotary dryer manufacturers need in order to provide a quote. We’ve put together the guidelines below to take some of the guesswork out Continue reading →

 

US Energy Industry Will Demand Metals in More Ways Than One

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

US Energy Market Will Demand Metals

The transition to renewable energy technologies in the United States is well on its way, with a renewed focus under a new administration.  As many wonder where we’ll get the minerals and metals needed to fuel the switch, some industry experts are saying that the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between a Rotary Dryer and a Fluid Bed Dryer?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between a Rotary Dryer (Drier) and a Fluid Bed Dryer

Rotary dryers and fluid bed dryers differ in several ways, each offering their own unique advantages and disadvantages as seen in the chart below. Generally speaking, the choice between a rotary dryer and fluid bed dryer is often dictated by the material or specific industry. Continue reading →

 

Increasing Efficiency with Process Training for Pelletizing

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Increasing Efficiency with Process Training for Pelletizing (Pelletising)

While training is the cornerstone of many successful processes, it is especially critical when working with a disc pelletizing system. Pelletizing material on a disc pelletizer is considered a blend of both art and science; a number of variables must be balanced to maintain consistent Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Rotary Scrubbers, Physical Specifications for Fertilizers & Soil Amendments, and Dust Suppression Options

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Physical Specifications for Granular Fertilizers

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Rotary Scrubbers Offer Benefits Over Alternatives Rotary Scrubbers Offer Benefits Over Alternatives looks at the importance of ore scrubbing, and the many Continue reading →

 

Consequences of Inadequate Rotary Dryer Design: Over and Under Drying

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Consequences of Over and Under Drying in Rotary Dryers (Driers)

Rotary dryers are used in every industry from mining and minerals to animal feed and fertilizers. Their widespread applicability often has them mistaken for a blanket design that by good fortune, suits all applications. However, just the opposite is true; the ability of a dryer Continue reading →

 

Canada Releases Critical Minerals List

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Canada Releases Critical Minerals List

Canada announced the release of their critical mineral list at this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC’s) annual convention.  Not surprisingly, the list is largely based around the metals associated with the switch to a low-carbon economy, but also focuses on the materials Continue reading →

 


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