All Blog Posts about ‘Calcination’

Activated Alumina Overview

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Activated Alumina Pellets

Activated alumina is a form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3) with a myriad of industrial uses. A recent industry report by Grand View Research estimates the activated alumina market will see a CAGR of 5.4% up to 2025, largely as a result of its use in Continue reading →

 

From Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

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Jenny Seim
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Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

For over 60 years, FEECO International has built a reputation as the leader in rotary kiln design and manufacturing. Part of our success is owed to the FEECO Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art testing facility where our team of process experts conduct a variety of thermal Continue reading →

 

What is Calcination?

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Calciner

Calcination is the process of heating a solid material in order to cause chemical separation of its components. The diversity of chemical separation lends calcination to accomplishing a range of objectives, from the removal of chemically bound (crystalline) water, to the volatilization of contaminants from Continue reading →

 

Preparing Materials for Calcination

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Carrie Carlson
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Preparing Materials for Calcination

Calcination is an essential thermal processing technique relied upon by a host of industrial processes to cause a chemical reaction or phase change, remove crystalline water, volatilize organic compounds, and more.  While calcination is applicable to a wide range of materials, it often requires material Continue reading →

 

How Calcination is Used in Catalyst Preparation

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Carrie Carlson
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Catalyst Calcination

Catalysts have become a cornerstone of modern industrial processing, bringing otherwise-out-of-reach processes into the realm of practicality, maximizing the efficiency of reactions, and promoting more sustainable industrial processes; the extent to which catalysts impact modern industry are nearly immeasurable.  The effectiveness of any catalyst rests Continue reading →

 

Calcination Brings Desired Qualities to Diatomaceous Earth

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Carrie Carlson
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Calcination of Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth, also known as diatomite or kieselguhr, is an industrial mineral essential to everything from producing beer and wine, to extending and whitening plastics.  The diverse application of diatomaceous earth demands great variation in the material as a feedstock, and producing the different qualities Continue reading →

 

The Role of Calcination in the Extraction of Lithium from Spodumene

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Role of Calcination in Extracting Lithium from Spodumene

In the complex production required to transform spodumene concentrate into lithium compounds such as lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide, calcination plays a key role in not one, but two parts of the process, making it an essential technique in efforts to exploit this increasingly important Continue reading →

 

The Calcination of Kaolin Clay

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Kaolin Clay Calcination

Kaolin clay, also known as China clay, is an essential industrial mineral primarily made up of the mineral kaolinite – a hydrous aluminum silicate. Kaolin can be found in applications all around us, from consumer products, to advanced industrial processing. Most notably, kaolin is lauded Continue reading →

 

Value in Waste: Fly Ash Reuse and Recovery Opportunities

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Process and Sales Engineer
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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Raw and Pelletized (Pelletised) Fly Ash

As a major source of industrial waste around the world, fly ash, a byproduct of coal generated power, presents a significant waste management challenge to the energy industry. Fly ash is host to a variety of contaminants that if not properly managed, can pose serious Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Applications in the Pigment Industry

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Process and Sales Engineer
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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Applications in the Pigment Industry, 3D Model of a FEECO Rotary Kiln

Industrial pigments play an important role in the performance and durability of many products. In addition to serving as a coloring agent, pigments can also offer protection against corrosion and even UV rays; pigments are all around us, from building materials and concrete, to textiles, Continue reading →

 


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