All Blog Posts about ‘Calcination’

Activated Alumina Overview

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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

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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 →

 

Red Mud: The Next Tool in Water Treatment?

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Red Mud: The Next Tool in Water Treatment?

As the global population expands and water quality issues continue to make headlines, never has it been more important to conserve water resources to our fullest ability, and to ensure that the water available to us is clean and contaminant-free. Simultaneously, researchers and scientists everywhere Continue reading →

 

R&D Around Catalyst Production Sees Growth

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Catalyst Research and Development

Catalysts are an invaluable tool in many industrial processes, helping to facilitate reactions between materials. They are so important in fact, that some experts estimate they are responsible for 85-90% of products in the chemical industry.¹ Catalysts can be used to speed up or slow Continue reading →

 

Value in Waste: Fly Ash Reuse and Recovery Opportunities

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Raw and Pelletized 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
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Applications in the Pigment Industry

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What is Calcination?

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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 →

 

The Role of the Calciner in Producing Soda Ash

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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 →

 

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 →