All Blog Posts about ‘Chemical Processing’

The Role of the Pugmill Mixer in Processing Copper Concentrates

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pugmill Mixer for Copper Concentrates

Smelting is a pyrometallurgical process that uses thermal processing techniques to purify copper through chemical reactions. And while most focus is given to the furnaces involved in this process, one piece of equipment has not only helped to increase the efficiency of copper smelting, but Continue reading →

 

Recommendations for Drying Potassium Sulfate (SOP) Fertilizer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

SOP Pellets: Recommendations for Drying Potassium Sulfate

The burgeoning potassium sulfate (SOP) fertilizer market is not just pushing demand for the increasingly popular alternative to potassium chloride (MOP); it’s also calling for more of the equipment needed to process the compound into a market-ready product, especially when it comes to drying – Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Processing Phosphates

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Challenges in Processing Phosphates

Phosphate is mined for its life-giving capabilities to plants, animals, and humans in the form of phosphorus. A key component in crop production, livestock feed, and even in consumer products, in 2019 alone, world phosphate rock production was at 240 MT. Just as with any Continue reading →

 

Five Settings in Which a Coating Drum is a Better Choice Than a Ribbon Mixer

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coating Drum

As products become more specialized and the demand for quality rises, coatings are becoming increasingly more important in industries working with bulk solids. Whether intended to reduce dust, mitigate caking, or enhance performance, the ability to coat granules and other particles gives producers greater control Continue reading →

 

Why Agglomerate Your Material

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pellets Compaction Granules Briquettes

Agglomeration refers to particle size enlargement. The choice to agglomerate material is common in a wide range of industries, from agriculture to mining and even specialty chemicals. The process offers a myriad of advantages, many of which are becoming more and more relevant in today’s Continue reading →

 

How to Pelletize a Fine Powder

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

How to Pelletize a Fine Powder

Pelletizing is a type of agitation agglomeration used across industries to convert fine powder materials into granular products. The practice offers a number of benefits, and as a result, continues to be employed in a growing number of applications ranging from minerals to specialty chemicals.  Continue reading →

 

What are the benefits of micro-pelletizing?

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Micropelletizing (Micropelletising)

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets, ranging in size from 20-60 mesh. Like all agglomeration techniques, micro-pelletizing provides a host of benefits including: Significant dust reduction/elimination: micro-pelletizing prevents material from becoming windblown, and thus less product is lost due to Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers Meet Demand for Drying Copper Concentrates

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers for Copper Concentrates

Smelting is one of the primary routes to producing copper, and as such, plays an important role in meeting the ever-surging demand for the red metal in the transition to a low-carbon economy. While various smelting technologies exist, they all depend on a dry feedstock Continue reading →

 

Fly Ash Agglomeration

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized (Pelletised) Fly Ash

Fly ash is a fine, powder-like material generated from coal-burning power plants. And despite an increase toward more sustainable energy production, coal-burning power plants are still prevalent, producing fly ash that could serve as a valuable commodity. Thus now is an important time as any Continue reading →

 

A Look at Aluminum Decoating

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

3D Model of a FEECO Aluminum Decoating (Delacquering) Kiln

As one of the most recyclable materials around, aluminum recycling is a profitable business, both for industry and for the environment. According to the Aluminum Association, almost 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. The Aluminum Association also states that the Continue reading →

 


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