All Blog Posts about ‘Lab’

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 →

 

Question of the Week: Will your Material Agglomerate?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomerate Samples

The FEECO Innovation Center receives a wide range of inquiries, with one of the most common questions asked being will my material agglomerate? Agglomeration is constantly finding its way into new applications, leaving many people wondering if it could be the solution to their material problem. Continue reading →

 

Sustainability in Industry: Employing Red Mud in Construction Materials

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Employing Red Mud in Construction Materials

The looming threat of environmental contamination, climate change, and a growing need for raw materials has given way to a new age in how the world views and manages waste. As the population puts a strain on existing resources, never before has it been more 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Batch Rotary Kiln Test

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Batch Rotary Kiln Test

Our photo this week shows a batch rotary kiln test conducted in the FEECO Innovation Center. The batch kiln is used to simulate the conditions of a continuous, commercial rotary kiln. The kiln is lined with a lightweight castable refractory and heated with a propane burner. Continue reading →