All Blog Posts about ‘Calcination’

The Role of the Calciner in the Extraction of Lithium from Spodumene

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Direct-Fired Rotary Kiln for 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

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

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

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What is Calcination?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Calcination?

Calcination is the process of heating a material to cause chemical dissociation (separation). Calcination is a common process, and is often used in the creation of inorganic materials, such as the dissociation of calcium carbonate to create calcium oxide and carbon dioxide. It can also be Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Applications in the Pigment Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

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 →

 

Rotary Kilns: Processes Defined

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Processes

A rotary kiln is a thermal processing tool used in a variety of applications. It consists of a rotating drum with high temperature products of combustion flowing through or around it, creating a precisely controlled environment for material property change. Due to the substantially high Continue reading →

 

The Role of the Calciner in Producing Soda Ash

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Soda Ash Calciner

Soda ash, or sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), is a versatile alkali material, critical in the production of a litany of products and materials. From detergents and chemicals, to consumer products and water softeners, this material can be found in many of the products we interact with throughout Continue reading →

 

Activated Alumina Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

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

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

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 →

 

Kiln Feasibility Testing

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Feasibility Testing

Feasibility testing is an integral part in the development of many industrial processes, but it is perhaps especially critical in the thermal processing industry when working with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns use extremely high temperatures in order to cause chemical reactions or phase changes in Continue reading →

 


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