This Week’s Featured Articles: Disc Pelletizer Sizing & Design, Pyrolysis Kilns in a Circular Economy, and Rotary Coolers vs. Fluid Bed Coolers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer (Pan Granulator) Sizing and Design

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Considerations in Disc Pelletizer Sizing & Design Considerations in Disc Pelletizer Sizing & Design looks at the process of sizing and designing Continue reading →

 

The Importance of Concentricity in Rotary Drums and Tires (Riding Rings)

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Concentricity in Rotary Drums

Quality fabrication is one of the most influential factors in maximizing the life of a rotary drum, whether it is a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator. One critical aspect of drum fabrication is the concentricity of the drum and its supporting tires (riding rings). Continue reading →

 

Fraser Institute Reveals Top 10 Most Attractive Mining Jurisdictions

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Top Ten Mining Jurisdictions 2020

The Fraser Institute has released data from their annual survey ranking the most (and least) attractive mining jurisdictions for 2020.  The survey assessed 77 jurisdictions against an overall Investment Attractiveness Index, which combines a variety of criteria to determine how factors such as policy, taxation, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between Hygroscopic and Hydrophobic Materials?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between Hygroscopic and Hydrophobic?

Simply stated, hygroscopic materials absorb moisture, whereas hydrophobic materials do not absorb moisture from the environment. Knowing which category a material falls under plays an important role in our work in the Innovation Center; it affects the way in which a material is both stored Continue reading →

 

Considerations in Replacing a Bucket Elevator

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator Replacement

When it comes to vertically conveying bulk solids, the bucket elevator is unmatched in its capabilities. This diverse, high-capacity machine has become an essential tool at plants handling everything from fertilizers and minerals, to specialty chemicals and aggregates. The criticality of the bucket elevator is Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Nickel Laterite Processing, Granulating Iron Oxide Pigments, and Aluminum Chip (Swarf) Dryers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Iron Oxide Pigment

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Processing of Nickel Laterite Ores on the Rise Processing of Nickel Laterite Ores on the Rise looks at the growing use of Continue reading →

 

Rotary Scrubbers Offer Benefits Over Alternatives

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Scrubber

Scrubbing is an integral washing step employed in the beneficiation of many types of ores and minerals, helping to remove contaminants and gangue and ultimately improve recovery of the target material. While a variety of equipment types exist for scrubbing ore, the rotary scrubber offers Continue reading →

 

Recovering EV Market Pushing Battery Metals Higher Than Ever

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Electric Vehicles Pushing Metal Demand

Despite the hit the electric vehicle (EV) market took from the pandemic, the transition to electric vehicles from internal combustion engines (ICE) is again gaining strength, and a number of metals are benefiting.  Here’s a look at what’s driving the EV market and how this Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Potash Samples

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Potash Samples

This week’s photo shows four distinct potash samples that were agglomerated in the FEECO Innovation Center. Each sample varies in color, depending on both mining location and binder used during processing. Potash is commonly mined in Canada and parts of the United States, with colors Continue reading →

 

Using Agglomeration to Improve the Flowability of Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving Flowability through Agglomeration

The flow properties of a bulk solid can have a significant impact on process efficiency and the success of the end product. And while bins, hoppers, and the like are often designed to minimize such issues, agglomeration can be a valuable tool in improving the Continue reading →

 


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