Rotary Kiln Design: Define the Process

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design

Rotary kilns are a high-temperature thermal processing device that serve as a vessel to cause a chemical reaction or physical change in a material. As a result, there are many types of processes that rotary kilns, also called calciners, can be used for. The type Continue reading →

 

The Calcination of Kaolin Clay

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Kaolin-Clay-Calcination

Kaolin clay, also known as China clay, is an essential industrial mineral primarily made up of the mineral kaolinite – a hydrous aluminum silicate. Kaolin can be found in applications all around us, from consumer products, to advanced industrial processing. Most notably, kaolin is lauded Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Rotary Drum Girth Gears Webpage

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Girth-Gears

This week’s resource highlights rotary drum girth gears. The gear on a rotary drum in a gear and pinion drive assembly setup is an integral component, providing both structural support and rotation. As such, worn gears should be replaced immediately to prevent damage from affecting Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Conveyor System with Transfer House

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Belt Conveyor System

The photo of the week for this week shows a conveyor system, complete with a transfer house, and radial stacker. Many of our customers are pleasantly surprised when they find out that not only can we design and manufacture a process system for them, but Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums in the Heap Leaching Process

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Drum

Heap leaching, a process by which metals such as gold and copper are recovered from ore, has long been a method of choice in ore beneficiation, with applications growing all the time. While this process has proven to be efficient, often chosen for its cost-effectiveness, Continue reading →

 

IFDC and Fertilizer’s Role in Feeding the Future

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The-IFDC-and-the-Role-of-Fertilizer-in-Feeding-the-Future

With the global population estimated to exceed nine billion people by 2050, meeting future food production demands has become a focal point of this generation; all over the world, scientists and ag producers are working toward maximizing crop yields while minimizing risks to the environment. Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on the FEECO Innovation Center

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

brocuhure-on-the-FEECO-Innovation-Center

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on the FEECO Innovation Center. The FEECO Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art testing facility where materials of all kinds can be tested at batch and pilot scale for agglomeration feasibility, drying applications, and even high-temperature thermal processing endeavors. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: When are Rotary Granulators Used?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Coating Drums

Rotary granulators are a flexible processing tool ideal for high capacity applications. Frequently used throughout the fertilizer and mining industries, rotary granulators are commonly employed in the following types of applications: Agglomeration involving chemical reactions where feed component(s) consist of reactive liquids or gases. The Continue reading →

 

Using a Pin Mixer to Process Gypsum

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Gypsum Pin Mixer

When designing a gypsum processing system, most attention focuses on larger equipment such as disc pelletizers or rotary dryers. However, the importance of a pin mixer for gypsum processing should not be overlooked. Pin mixers offer numerous benefits such as solids mixing, densification, and granulation. Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Gains Traction as E-Waste Crisis Looms

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Metal-Recovery-from-E-Waste

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is continuing to capture global attention thanks to a litany of issues associated with the waste, ranging from environmental hazards to humanitarian concerns. As growing amounts of the waste add to fears of a looming crisis, efforts to recover valuable materials Continue reading →