All Blog Posts about ‘Lab’

Innovation Center Upgrades Moisture Analysis Technology

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Real-time Moisture Analysis

In an effort to continuously improve process transparency and provide a seamless process development experience in the Innovation Center, yet another new technology has been added to the FEECO testing facility. The Innovation Center has seen substantial growth and development over the past several years, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Indirect Batch Rotary Kiln

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Indirect Batch Kiln

Today’s photo shows an indirect batch rotary kiln in the FEECO Innovation Center. Indirect kilns heat solids to the point where a desired chemical reaction or phase change takes place. Unlike their direct-fired counterparts, indirect kilns are used when a material cannot come into contact Continue reading →

 

Rising Interest in Remineralization for Soil Restoration Efforts

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Remineralization

Reports of depleted soils and increasingly nutrient-deficient crops have littered headlines in recent years. Scientists around the world are calling for improved management of soils as the effects of long-term misuse become more evident and the struggle to feed a growing population puts agriculture under 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 →

 

Resource of the Week: FEECO Innovation Center Webpage

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Innovation Center Page

This week’s highlighted resource is a web page on the FEECO Innovation Center. The Innovation Center is a unique facility that can accommodate batch- and pilot-scale testing for agglomeration and thermal processing objectives, from fertilizer granulation to high-temperature applications. A variety of equipment is available Continue reading →

 

Soil Amendments and Conditioners Vital in Soil Restoration

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Soil Amendments and Conditioners Vital in Soil Restoration

Soil health has become a topic of increasing importance in recent years as scientists call for action around restoring the world’s deteriorating soils. Soils around the globe have become depleted of the materials necessary to promote a flourishing soil environment and the subsequent nutritious crops Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Rotary Kiln Testing Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on thermal testing with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns are an integral piece of equipment in many industrial processes, with new applications developing all the time. Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns takes a look at the many reasons for Continue reading →

 

Phosphogypsum – An Industrial Byproduct with Value

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphogypsum: An Industrial By-product with Value

Phosphogypsum is a by-product of the phosphates industry. Produced in significant quantities, the material is considered a waste in the US due to radioactivity, where the primary means of management is storage in “stacks.” But around the world, phosphogypsum is increasingly being utilized in beneficial Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pellets Under a Microscope

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pellets Under a Microscope

This week’s photo shows magnified pellets from the FEECO Innovation Center. The image was captured via a microscope, and stored through a high-tech software program. FEECO’s lab technicians took the photo to see a more detailed look at the product they pelletized. Evaluation of a Continue reading →

 

Kiln Feasibility Testing

This article was co-authored by:

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 →