All Blog Posts about ‘Limestone’

Challenges in Limestone Processing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone Pellets

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Clumped Limestone

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Clumped limestone

This week’s photo shows a sample of clumped limestone. Limestone, like other naturally occurring materials, is susceptible to agglomeration processing challenges, clumping included.  For this reason, testing is often carried out to become familiar with the unique characteristics of that specific limestone source and any Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Limestone Pellets

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone Pellets

This week’s photo shows limestone pellets. Agglomeration is the process of particle size enlargement – collecting material fines in a mass via pressure or non-pressure techniques. Agglomeration offers many benefits, from eliminating dust and preventing segregation, to increasing density and eradicating landfill wastes. Limestone is Continue reading →

 

A Detailed Look at Limestone Drying

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Dried Limestone Pellets

Limestone is a sedimentary rock with many agricultural and industrial purposes. In order to prepare this naturally occurring mineral for use as a filler, fertilizer, or building material, many manufacturers utilize a drying step during limestone processing. Why Dry Limestone? Limestone is dried when subsequent Continue reading →

 

Limestone Pelletizing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized (Pelletised) Limestone

Pelletized limestone is commonly used as a soil additive for agricultural purposes. Composed of calcium carbonate, this mineral neutralizes a soil’s acidity, raises the pH level, and improves the absorption of soil nutrients. While limestone is available in powdered form for agricultural applications, this formulation Continue reading →

 

Material Characteristics to Consider when Pelletizing Limestone

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone pellets produced in a disc pelletizer (disc pelletiser, pan granulator)

Pelletizing limestone creates a product with a multitude of benefits. Consequently, pelletized limestone is becoming increasingly popular for residential, agricultural, and commercial users. However, there are a number of material characteristics to contend with before a quality limestone pellet is produced. The following article highlights Continue reading →

 

Using Limestone and Gypsum to Pelletize Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone and Gypsum are used to Pelletize Challenging Materials

Limestone and gypsum are regularly pelletized for use as soil amendments and other products. Unbeknownst to many, however, these two materials respond so readily to agglomeration, that they are often tested as an additive in the pelletizing (agitation agglomeration) process when working with hard-to-agglomerate materials.  Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: The Gypsum Wallboard Market, Processing & Uses of Alumina, and the Benefits of Pin Mixers in Pelletizing Limestone

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Gypsum Wallboard Market Seeing Significant Growth Gypsum Wallboard Market Seeing Significant Growth looks at the factors behind the growing demand for gypsum Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Pelletizing Limestone?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What are the Benefits of Pelletizing (Pelletising) Limestone?

Limestone is a sedimentary rock used in the agricultural industry as a soil amendment for raising soil pH. Traditional products such as powdered and agricultural lime have been used throughout the industry, both not without challenges. Pelletizing lime has become an effective alternative. It is Continue reading →

 

Benefits of Pelletizing Limestone

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Benefits of Pelletizing (Pelletising) Limestone

Agricultural operations face a number of obstacles when working to optimize crop production. One of the biggest issues they face is maintaining a high-quality, balanced soil. A common soil issue that frequently occurs is low pH, which leads to poor nutrient absorption. This issue is Continue reading →

 


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