All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

The Benefits of Adding A Pin Mixer to a Limestone Disc Pelletizing System

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone Pelletizing

Made up of Calcium Carbonate, limestone is mined around the world for use in agricultural applications as a soil amendment for neutralizing soil pH. Typically crushed prior to use, limestone is processed to a very fine powder. And while highly effective for use on soils, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Agglomeration?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Sample pellets from FEECO's lab.

Agglomeration, the process of particle size enlargement, is used to solve material problems and improve product characteristics. In general, agglomerating a material can offer many benefits, including:     End product benefits– dust-free product handling, and improved product characteristics. Ex: The agglomeration of cattle manure Continue reading →

 

Processing Phosphates for Use in Animal Feed

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High Speed Mixer for Phosphate Animal Feed Granulation

Phosphorus is an essential component in the makeup of life on Earth. Not only is it a building block in growing healthy, strong plants, but it is also an important building block for humans and animals as well; most notably, phosphorus aids in a variety Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pugmill Post-Processing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill Post Processing

This week’s photo shows a pugmill mixer from the FEECO Innovation Center, where our team of process experts conditioned an iron-based material. Conditioning typically refers to the act of mixing a material; this may be to prepare it for pelletizing, to reduce issues associated with Continue reading →

 

Controlling Particle Size through Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Synthetic Gypsum

The ability to control the sizing of bulk solids has become a critical aspect to the success of many processes and products, allowing for more efficient processing, more predictable results, and ultimately a better end product. Agglomeration offers the unique opportunity to fine-tune particle size Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Micropelletizing Page

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Micropelletizing

Micropelletizing is an agglomeration technique used for producing granules in the range of 20-60 mesh. It offers all of the benefits of agglomeration and can be used to process a variety of powdered materials into easy-to-handle agglomerates. Click here to go to the micropelletizing page! Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Iron Ore Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Pellets

This week’s photo shows iron ore pellets. FEECO offers extensive iron ore agglomeration services, including material testing in our renowned Innovation Center, as well as custom processing equipment. Process Testing and Product Development The FEECO Innovation Center provides iron ore agglomeration test work to help Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Retention Time

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design

Retention time, also called residence time, is the amount of time that the material must be processed in the rotary dryer in order to achieve the desired results. The retention time required for a given application is determined through balancing the necessary process parameters – Continue reading →

 

Pugmill Mixers in Fertilizer Production

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pug-Mills-in-Fertilizer-Production

Pugmill Mixers, also known as paddle mixers, are a type of continuous mixer used throughout many industries to carry out mixing, agglomerating, and conditioning of liquid and solid feed combinations. They have become indispensable in de-dusting fly ash, mixing copper concentrates for smelter production, and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Agglomerated?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Materials are Commonly Agglomerated

The use of agglomeration to solve material problems and improve material characteristics has made its way into numerous industries around the globe, with new applications continually on the rise. A list of industries, and some of the materials commonly agglomerated in them, include: Ag Chemicals Continue reading →