All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Using a Pin Mixer to Process Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Gypsum Pin Mixer

When designing a gypsum processing system, most attention focuses on larger equipment such as disc pelletizers or rotary dryers. However, the importance of a pin mixer for gypsum processing should not be overlooked. Pin mixers offer numerous benefits such as solids mixing, densification, and granulation. Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on the Use of a Pin Mixer for Processing Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on the use of a pin mixer for processing gypsum. Gypsum is widely used as a soil amendment, but it is first processed into granules for improved handling and application characteristics. Using a Pin Mixer to Process Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Paddle Mixer in Action

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Paddle Mixer Internals

This week’s highlighted photo shows material being processed in a paddle mixer. The photo was taken at FEECO’s Innovation Center, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA). Paddle mixers, also commonly referred to as pug mills, work by utilizing two paddle shafts within a horizontal trough. Continue reading →

 

Improving the Fertilizer Coating Process with a Coating Drum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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With producers and buyers becoming more discerning, the need to produce high-quality granular fertilizer products has never been more important; producing a product exactly to the desired specification has become a necessity in today’s ultra-competitive market, particularly when it comes to specialty fertilizer and soil Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Add Binder to the Agglomeration Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Binder in the Agglomeration Process

While some materials may be self-binding, in most cases, the right binder is vital to agglomeration success. In general, binders:       Improve bonding forces and pellet durability. Help to achieve the appropriate wet strength and dry crush strength. Are inexpensive and readily available. Continue reading →

 

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Dryers

Rotary drums can be configured to serve as a variety of different pieces of equipment, including a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, granulator, or even a coating drum. With such diverse employment, these robust systems can be used to accomplish a variety of goals across a 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

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Despite the effort to move away from fossil fuels, coal is still an important energy source and will likely continue to remain so into the future. Unfortunately, with coal comes coal dust – a challenging and unavoidable by-product of the industry. Coal dust presents a Continue reading →

 

Processing Gypsum for Use in Soil Amendments

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Gypsum

Gypsum, or calcium sulfate dihydrate, is a common element found worldwide. In fact, over 90 countries mine more than 110 million tons per year. Gypsum’s global prevalence is fortunate considering its versatility. It is a key ingredient in cement, plaster, and even building materials. Gypsum Continue reading →

 

Electric Vehicles Reviving US Copper Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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The Copper Development Association expects to see seven million electric vehicles on US roads by 2025 – a substantial increase from today’s estimated 567,000. With the amount of copper in electric vehicles substantially more than what’s required in gas-powered cars, the group anticipates the electric Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Replacement Paddles

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Replacement Paddles for Pug Mill/Paddle Mixer

Today’s photo highlights a set of replacement paddles for a pug mill. Abrasive or corrosive materials may cause premature wear on paddles. Regular wear, over an extended period of time, may also serve as a reason to seek new paddles. No matter the reason, paddles Continue reading →