All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Pelletizing Minerals for Improved Handling and Use

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Mineral Pelletizing (Pelletising)

Pelletizing, a type of tumble-growth (non-pressure) agglomeration, is a valuable tool in the mineral processing industry. The technique’s diverse functionality and wide applicability have made it a common processing technique for a broad range of minerals.  Here’s a look at how the mineral processing industry Continue reading →

 

A Look at the Process of EAF Dust Recycling

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Recycled EAF Dust, Pelletized (Pelletised) EAF Dust, EAF Dust recycling

As society continues to move toward more sustainable waste management methods, an alternative technique for handling EAF dust has been gaining interest: EAF dust recycling via reduction roasting. The Problem with EAF Dust EAF dust is a by-product of the steel production process, and refers Continue reading →

 

Iron Ore Pelletization

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Washboarding on a Rotary Drum Tire

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire (Tyre) Washboarding, Drum Tire in Need of Tire Grinding

This week’s photo highlights washboarding on a rotary drum tire. Washboarding is indicated by the vertical grooves that extend the length of the tire, and it is caused by abnormal skewing of the trunnion wheels, or trunnion wheel mis-alignment. FEECO offers a tire grinding service 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 →

 

Question of the Week: What does a Typical Pelletizing Process Look Like?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer (Pelletiser, Pan Granulator) in Operation

Pelletization is an agglomeration process whereby material fines are “grown” through a tumbling motion in the presence of a liquid binder or water. While all agglomeration processes can be customized to suit the unique needs of the material being processed, in general, it follows these Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Moisture Analyzer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Moisture Analyzer

This week’s photo highlights a moisture analyzer from the FEECO Innovation Center. FEECO’s process experts use the moisture analyzer prior to, during, and after processing materials, to record the amount of moisture in each sample. With most materials, reaching a specific moisture range, or even Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials can Benefit from Processing in a Pin Mixer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Materials can Benefit from Processing in a Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are industrial mixing devices used to process fine materials in the presence of a binder. They are especially adept for micro-pelletizing and de-dusting applications. The following materials are often processed in a pin mixer.  Mixing         Bentonite clay         Diatomaceous earth         Fly ash         Limestone         Magnesium Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing Disc?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing (Pelletising) Disc

When it comes to building a pelletizer plant, producers are often faced with the decision of choosing between a rotary drum agglomerator and a disc pelletizer (pan granulator). Though the choice may seem overwhelming at first, there are many things to take into account that Continue reading →

 

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers (driers), coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production, to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 


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