All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Micro-Pelletized?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Materials are Commonly Processed Using MicroPelletizing (Micropelletising)

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets, or micro-pellets, from 20-60 mesh. It is can be carried out in either pin mixer, or a pin mixer/pan pelletizer setup. Pin mixers alone are ideal when only small pellets or material conditioning is Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Liner

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Liner

Our photo this week shows the interior of a rotary drum with a rubber liner installed. Flexible rubber liners are often used in rotary drums to help prevent buildup caused by material sticking to itself and the sides of the drum. Rubber liners are used Continue reading →

 

Material Characteristics to Consider when Processing Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized (Pelletised) Gypsum

When processing any material, it is important to recognize key characteristics that will affect manufacturing operations and the product generated. Even well-known minerals such as gypsum require testing on a case by case basis to ensure quality results. The following list outlines key material characteristics Continue reading →

 

Choosing a Continuous Mixer Manufacturer

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Continuous Pin Mixer

Continuous mixers play a vital role in a wide array of industrial process settings, de-dusting materials, promoting product uniformity, streamlining downstream processes, and so much more. And while the capabilities of a continuous mixer are many, so too are the number of manufacturers offering these Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Gypsum Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Challenges in Gypsum Processing

From drywall to soil amendments, and even tofu, gypsum products surround the average person every day. In fact, the United States alone consumes more than 30 million tons of gypsum annually. Gypsum has many unique characteristics that contribute to its popularity, and gypsum processing works Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Non-pressure Agglomeration (also known as agitation agglomeration or tumble-growth agglomeration)?

Non-pressure agglomeration, also known as tumble growth agglomeration, is a process which uses a tumbling motion and binding agent to grow material fines or powders into a spherical pellet form.   Non-pressure agglomeration methods include: Pelletizing (rotary drum or disc pelletizer): a process where material Continue reading →

 

Heap Leaching: A Growing Technology in Beneficiation

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heap Leaching Ore Drums (Agglomerators)

As a booming global population and emerging economies put pressure on existing resources, and high grade ores become a thing of the past, mining companies are looking for technologies that will allow them to economically recover target materials, namely metals, from low grade ore sources. Continue reading →

 

Improving the Fertilizer Coating Process with a Coating Drum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Coating Drum

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 →

 

A Look at the Process of Pelletizing Iron Ore for Steel Production

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Balling Drum (Agglomerator)

Iron ore is a critical raw material in modern society; it is the basis of the steel industry, which provides us with everything from infrastructure to appliances. Courtesy of iron ore, steel is all around us. The production of steel from iron ore has increasingly Continue reading →

 


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