Rotary Kiln Design: Sizing

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design (FEECO Lab Batch Rotary Kiln)

Rotary kilns are widely used throughout many industries to carry out various chemical reactions and physical changes in bulk solids. As all materials respond differently, rotary kilns must be designed around the exact project specifications and material characteristics at hand in order to reach an Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Design: Chemical Analysis

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design (FEECO Lab Batch Rotary Kiln)

Rotary kilns are widely used throughout a variety of industries to carry out chemical reactions and phase changes in materials. A highly engineered device, rotary kilns must be designed around the specific requirements of the material and project goals at hand. Rotary kiln design takes Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Design: Thermal Analysis Part 2 – Specific Heat and Heat Transfer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design (FEECO Lab Batch Rotary Kiln)

Rotary kilns are a high-temperature thermal processing device used to cause a chemical reaction or phase change in a material. Able to process hundreds of materials, the applications in which rotary kilns can be used continue to grow – from the production of specialty chemicals, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Design: Thermal Analysis Part 1 – Moisture

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design (FEECO Lab Batch Rotary Kiln)

The rotary kiln, sometimes also referred to as a calciner, is a highly engineered thermal processing device. Unlike rotary dryers, which serve to reduce the moisture content in a given bulk solid, rotary kilns are intended to cause a physical change or chemical reaction in Continue reading →

 

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 →

 

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, or granules, come in a variety of different sizes, strengths, and shapes. Two types of granules that are often compared are round granules (or “pellets”) and extruded pellets. Despite frequent comparison, these agglomerate types are significantly different, each offering distinct advantages and disadvantages. The 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 →