All Blog Posts about ‘Chemical Processing’

Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns, 3D Model of a FEECO Rotary Kiln for Upgrading Phosphate Ores

Phosphate rock is mined all over the world to produce a number of phosphorus products that are essential to plants and animals- namely, fertilizers and animal feeds. Many predict that demand for phosphate, particularly for use as a fertilizer, will only rise, as the world Continue reading →

 

A Look at Conditioning Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Glass Batch Conditioned in a Pin Mixer

Conditioning is a term used frequently in the field of bulk solids processing to describe a wide range of material treatments, be it for a raw material, a byproduct, or a finished product. Conditioning is an important component in the processing of bulk solids, allowing Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Pretreatment: Why It’s Important and What Options are Available

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Pretreatment

Rotary kilns are used throughout various industries from mining to chemical production and even waste management. And while they are capable of processing a broad range of materials, one essential aspect of any rotary kiln operation is preparing the material – whatever it may be Continue reading →

 

How Calcination is Used in Catalyst Preparation

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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 →

 

Considerations in Cooling Bulk Solids from a Rotary Kiln

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary kilns have become an essential bulk solids processing tool throughout a number of industries; their ability to facilitate physical and chemical changes through carefully controlled thermal treatment is nearly limitless in application.  Because rotary kilns utilize high temperatures to initiate and carry out reactions, Continue reading →

 

Thermal Desorption Gives Spent Catalysts New Life

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Thermal Desorption for Spent Catalysts

Spent catalysts have long been a source of contention for industries employing catalysts, presenting liability risks, waste management costs, and more. But as processors look to reduce operating costs and their environmental footprint, many are opting to regenerate their catalysts through thermal desorption.  The thermal Continue reading →

 

Red Mud: A Wealth of Opportunity for Metal Recovery

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Red Mud Metal Recovery

Red mud, also commonly called bauxite residue, is a waste product left over from the Bayer process, in which alumina is extracted from bauxite ore. Produced in mass quantities (estimates hover around 1-2 tons of red mud per ton of alumina produced), red mud has Continue reading →

 

Benefits of Pipe Reactor Granulation for Ammonium Sulfate Fertilizer Production

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Benefits of a Pipe Reactor for Ammonium Sulfate Granulation

Originally designed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for producing ammoniated phosphates, the pipe reactor serves as a way to mitigate the challenges associated with pre-reactor tanks in the fertilizer ammoniation-granulation process.  Also known as the cross-pipe reactor, the pipe reactor has been making a Continue reading →

 

Potassium Compounds Used in Potash Fertilizer Production on the Rise

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Potassium Compounds in Potash Fertilizer Production

As one of the three macronutrients required by plants for healthy growth, potassium is a key component in maximizing crop yields, producing quality crops, and meeting global food security needs.  As maximizing agricultural productivity becomes essential to meeting future global food supply, crop nutrition is Continue reading →

 

The Role of Calcination in the Extraction of Lithium from Spodumene

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

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 →

 


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