Moisture Reduction in a Rotary Kiln

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO International

Although rotary kilns are designed to be used for driving a chemical reaction, an issue that often comes up in the processing of a material is when to draw the excess moisture from the feedstock. Many times, there is an excess of moisture that needs Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Design: Define the Process

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
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 →

 

Pros and Cons of Non-Pressure Agglomeration Pellets and Extruded Pellets

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pellets come in a variety of sizes, strengths, and shapes, but what many people don’t realize, is that different types of pellets can be better suited for different applications. In this instance, we will look at the pros and cons to tumble growth pellets and Continue reading →

 

FEECO International Looks to Malaysia for Waste to Fertilizer Opportunities

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pakenham, Victoria (September, 2011) A recent trip to Malaysia by has sparked much discussion on the opportunities to transform wastes into fertilizer for local crop production in Malaysia. Malaysia’s dynamic and active agricultural sector is looking for new ways to produce crops for both local Continue reading →

 

Company Seeks to Bring Potash Production to Australia

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Potash, or potassium-bearing material, is a necessary ingredient in plant growth, and therefore is used extensively in fertilizer. Though potash is widely used throughout Australia, previously, potash has not been produced in Australia. In a recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, by Rebecca Le Continue reading →

 

Waste to Value: Fertilizer from Chicken Manure

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In the past several years, a problem in the agricultural industry has been gaining increasing attention: chicken manure. As chicken farms have blown up in size, the amount of manure they produce has escalated to a nearly unmanageable volume. People are scrambling to find a Continue reading →

 

Waste to Fertilizer Opportunities in Malaysia

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Barry Wilson's Waste Transformation Trip to Malaysia

Feeco Australasia Operations Manager, Barry Wilson, is spreading the word throughout Asia on the expertise that Feeco can bring to the transformation of waste products into valuable resources. Barry has just returned from Malaysia where he has been looking at various waste materials that can Continue reading →

 

FEECO Has A Good Position in the Frac Sand Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Wisconsin Frac Sand Sites

Compared to as Wisconsin’s Gold Rush by some, the boom for frac sand is in heavy swing, and Feeco International is sitting right at the edge of it – literally. With frac sand mines cropping up all over western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota, companies can’t Continue reading →

 

FEECO’s Pin Mixer is Ideal for De-dusting Coal

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Not only is coal Australia’s main source for power, but it is also a major export. But with loads of coal, comes loads of dust, and dangerous dust at that. Coal dust is an inevitable by-product in the coal industry. Floating coal dust is highly Continue reading →

 

From Peat to Anthracite: Different Types of Coal

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

agglomerated coal fines

Though we might not think about it on a daily basis, coal is a big part of our every day lives, from flipping on a light switch, to heating up the oven for dinner. Coal powers a majority of our electricity here in Australia, and Continue reading →