All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

A Detailed Look at Iron Ore Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Agglomeration, Pelletized (Pelletised) Iron Ore

Agglomeration labs are regularly conducted at FEECO International, as our Process Experts test materials for feasibility, optimize current processing methods, and help customers create their ideal product. And while we’ve worked with hundreds of materials over the years, one that we frequently see in the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Measure Material Characteristics During Agglomeration Process and Product Development?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Why Measure Material Characteristics During Agglomeration Process and Product Development

Measuring specific material characteristics throughout process and product development is crucial because materials can be incredibly diverse; even the same material, though from a different deposit, may present varying characteristics. Because of these nuances, materials should be tested prior to, during and after agglomeration to help Continue reading →

 

Pelletizing Offers Sugar Beet Producers Opportunity to Reuse Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (Spent Lime)

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Limestone

Precipitated calcium carbonate is a byproduct of the sugar industry, produced during the purification of sugar from beets.  This waste has long presented a management problem for sugar producers. As many are discovering, however, by pelletizing precipitated calcium carbonate, they are able to recover value Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Differences Between FEECO’s Drive Assemblies?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Differences Between FEECO Drive Assemblies

FEECO offers a variety of options in drive assemblies for your rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulation drum, all selected based on the requirements of the application. Chain and Sprocket Drive Assembly Chain and sprocket drive assemblies are ideal for smaller drums running up to Continue reading →

 

Ceramic Proppants: A Specialized Alternative to Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Ceramic Proppants: A Specialized Alternative to Frac Sand

While the oil and natural gas industry has had its ups and downs, many speculate it is again poised for growth due to the current political climate. Subsequently, there is a renewed interest around proppants – the hard microspheres injected into well bores to “prop Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Add a Rotary Agglomerator to the Heap Leaching Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Why Add a Rotary Agglomerator to the Heap Leaching Process

The addition of a rotary agglomerator to the heap leaching process can provide exceptional benefits to the operation as a whole. Agglomerated ore fines are uniform in shape, allowing the leaching solution to more easily permeate through the heap. Additionally, the leaching solution can be Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Dry Crush Strength Test- Before and After

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Dry Pellet Crush Strength After Agglomeration in the FEECO Innovation Center

This week’s photo highlights a dry crush strength test from the FEECO Innovation Center. Crush strength tests measure the strength of a pellet, or how much pressure it takes to completely crush the pellet. The tests are performed on a single pellet, using metal plates Continue reading →

 

Material Pretreatment Requirements for Pelletizing

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletizing Pretreatment

Pelletizing is a valuable tool in managing the properties of bulk solids. From flowability to bulk density and so much more, pelletizing gives producers in nearly every industry a way to control the handling and performance characteristics of their bulk solids. And while pelletizing provides Continue reading →

 

What Questions can be Answered through Agglomeration Testing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Testing

Agglomeration testing is an important component to developing new processes and products, and/or enhancing current ones. The tests can provide answers to the following questions: Will my material agglomerate? Can agglomeration solve my material problem? Which method of agglomeration is ideal for my material? What Continue reading →

 

What are the challenges in potash processing?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Potash Processing Challenges

The unique characteristics of potash can present challenges during processing, whether it is being processed via pelletization or compaction granulation. Potash, and many other salts, are hygroscopic, meaning they easily absorb and retain moisture from the environment. As a result, potash is prone to clumping Continue reading →

 


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