All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

A Look at Conditioning Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Glass Batch Conditioned in a Pin Mixer

Conditioning is a term used frequently in the field of bulk solids processing to describe a wide range of material treatments, be it for a raw material, a byproduct, or a finished product. Conditioning is an important component in the processing of bulk solids, allowing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Limestone Pellets

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone Pellets

This week’s photo shows limestone pellets. Agglomeration is the process of particle size enlargement – collecting material fines in a mass via pressure or non-pressure techniques. Agglomeration offers many benefits, from eliminating dust and preventing segregation, to increasing density and eradicating landfill wastes. Limestone is Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum Training: Maintaining Proper Float Between Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Training

An adequate preventative maintenance plan is a major contributing factor to maximizing the service life of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator.  Despite being a rugged piece of equipment, rotary drums require a careful balance of load on mechanical components Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drums: the Equipment of Choice for Processing Potash at Mines and Fertilizer Plants

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drums in Potash Processing

Rotary drums are the industry standard for everything from granulating fertilizers, to drying, cooling, and even coating them. Throughout the US – and the world – this diverse type of equipment dots the landscape at both mine sites and fertilizer production facilities of all kinds. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pelletizing Fine Powder

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletizing (Pelletising) a Fine Powder

This week’s photo shows a material before and after it was pelletized. The material, a fine powder, was difficult to handle because it was so dusty. The material fines seen on the left were processed on a pan pelletizer to turn them into dust-free, easy Continue reading →

 

Limestone Pelletizing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized (Pelletised) Limestone

Pelletized limestone is commonly used as a soil additive for agricultural purposes. Composed of calcium carbonate, this mineral neutralizes a soil’s acidity, raises the pH level, and improves the absorption of soil nutrients. While limestone is available in powdered form for agricultural applications, this formulation Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role does Drying Play in Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Drying in Non-pressure Agglomeration

Drying plays an important role in the non-pressure agglomeration process, both before and after agglomeration. Pre-Drying Drying is often used as a method of pre-conditioning material before pelletization, to help prepare the material for agglomeration. Since moisture is added during the agglomeration process (in the Continue reading →

 

Material Characteristics to Consider when Pelletizing Limestone

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone pellets produced in a disc pelletizer (disc pelletiser, pan granulator)

Pelletizing limestone creates a product with a multitude of benefits. Consequently, pelletized limestone is becoming increasingly popular for residential, agricultural, and commercial users. However, there are a number of material characteristics to contend with before a quality limestone pellet is produced. The following article highlights Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ore Agglomerator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore Agglomerator

Our photo this week shows a rotary ore agglomerator preparing for shipment. The drum, weighing in at around 55 Tons, is being lifted by a crane onto a base while it awaits shipment. Ore agglomerators are used in heap leaching processes around the world for Continue reading →

 

Using Limestone and Gypsum to Pelletize Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone and Gypsum are used to Pelletize Challenging Materials

Limestone and gypsum are regularly pelletized for use as soil amendments and other products. Unbeknownst to many, however, these two materials respond so readily to agglomeration, that they are often tested as an additive in the pelletizing (agitation agglomeration) process when working with hard-to-agglomerate materials.  Continue reading →

 


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