All Blog Posts about ‘Lab’

Photo of the Week: Seed Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Seed Pellets in the Pelletizing (Pelletising) Process

This week’s photo shows seed pellets from a batch disc pelletizer (pan granulator) test in the FEECO Innovation Center. Many pelletization processes first begin by pre-conditioning fine powder with moisture; the material is pre-conditioned in a pin mixer, and then fed onto the disc pelletizer Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Coating Drum in Operation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Coating Drum in operation

This photo of the week shows the inside of a coating drum while in operation at the FEECO Innovation Center. Coating pellets is desirable for many reasons, including to control dust, caking, or moisture absorption, or to improve flowability of a material. Coatings are also Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Solubility Test

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Solubility test with coated and uncoated agglomerates

This week’s photo comes from the FEECO Innovation Center, where a sample is ready for a solubility test. Solubility tests, or dissolving tests, look at how agglomerates behave in water. By submerging the agglomerated product in beakers of water, our process experts specifically analyze if Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Limestone Processing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone Processing Challenges

Limestone is a versatile commodity used to create products for agricultural, environmental, and industrial purposes. Cement, paint, soil amendments, and even breakfast cereals all contain this resourceful mineral. Of course, mined limestone is not naturally found in a suitable form for many of these products. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the challenges in processing limestone?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized (Pelletised) Limestone

Limestone is prone to a variety of processing challenges, all of which depend on the unique deposit and the type of processing itself. Abrasion can occur during limestone drying. Heavy-duty rotary dryers are recommended to handle raw limestone’s abrasive characteristics, in addition to adding custom Continue reading →

 

Leveraging Phosphate Plant Process Development Services

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Leveraging Phosphate Plant Process Development Services

Phosphates are essential to life on Earth, providing the vital nutrient phosphorus, which contributes to a multitude of biological processes that make human, plant, and animal life possible. Phosphates can be made into an array of products, from fertilizers to food and consumer products, and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Moisture Analyzer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Moisture Analyzer

This week’s photo highlights a moisture analyzer from the FEECO Innovation Center. FEECO’s process experts use the moisture analyzer prior to, during, and after processing materials, to record the amount of moisture in each sample. With most materials, reaching a specific moisture range, or even 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Before and After Processing in a Batch Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Before and After Processing in a Batch Pin Mixer

This week’s photo highlights a material before and after processing in the FEECO Innovation Center’s batch pin mixer. Pin mixers are adept for mixing, agglomerating, conditioning, micro-pelletizing, and de-dusting applications. The intense spinning action allows them to densify material and create small pellets, an ideal Continue reading →

 

Biochar Process & Product Development in the Innovation Center

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar Testing

Biochar is continuing to make a name for itself in a myriad of industries, with new applications making headlines all the time. Uses in water treatment, energy production, animal husbandry, and more have created a flurry of activity around this carbon-based material produced from biomass. Continue reading →

 


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