All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

Question of the Week: What Material Characteristics Influence the Design of a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What material Characteristics Influence Rotary Kiln Design?

Many material characteristics, such as bulk density and specific heat, influence how the material will behave in the rotary kiln, and subsequently, how the kiln must be designed to produce the required results. The following material characteristics all influence the sizing and design of a Continue reading →

 

Reducing Emissions Through Potash Dryer Design

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Reducing Potash Dryer Emissions

As emission regulations continue to tighten around every industry in an effort to fight climate change, producers in the potash industry have increasingly been focusing their efforts on cutting emissions. And with the potash drying process accounting for a significant portion of the sector’s emissions, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln: Damage Prevention

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Rotary Kiln Services

Rotary kilns are a valuable component in many industrial process systems. Protecting them is of the utmost importance in maintaining process efficiency, prolonging equipment life, and avoiding costly repairs. If properly maintained and serviced, a high quality rotary kiln should yield very little downtime. Due Continue reading →

 

Biocoal from Biomass: An Emerging Opportunity for Renewable Energy

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Biocoal from Biomass: An Emerging Opportunity in Renewable Energy

Biocoal, a product produced by thermally upgrading biomass, has been gaining traction throughout the world as countries look to more renewable energy sources in an effort to reduce dependence on coal and mitigate greenhouse gases. What is Biocoal? Biocoal, also commonly referred to as syn Continue reading →

 

Applying Activated Carbon for A Better Environment

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Activated Carbon for a Better Environment

Activated carbon is a powerful adsorbent, widely used across a host of industries to remove contaminants or undesirable components from liquids and gases. It is especially valuable in pollution control and recovery efforts, with recent market reports predicting a healthy outlook, largely based around demand Continue reading →

 

Electronic Waste Recycling: A Global Problem in Need of Solutions

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

E-waste Recycling Solutions

Electronic waste, or e-waste, encompasses everything from old cellphones, to VCR’s, fax machines, TV’s, and everything in between. As the world and its inhabitants become increasingly dependent on technology, levels of electronic waste are reaching unprecedented heights, with the world in desperate need of a Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers Serve Critical First Step in Nickel Laterite Ore Preparation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers (Driers) for Nickel Laterite Ores

As demand for nickel skyrockets in the quest for a clean-energy future, laterite ores are becoming an increasingly important source of nickel.  One of the major challenges presented by laterite ores, however, is their high moisture content, which, depending on the method of processing chosen, Continue reading →

 

A Look at Aluminum Decoating

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

3D Model of a FEECO Aluminum Decoating (Delacquering) Kiln

As one of the most recyclable materials around, aluminum recycling is a profitable business, both for industry and for the environment. According to the Aluminum Association, almost 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. The Aluminum Association also states that the Continue reading →

 

A Look at Activated Carbon Thermal Regeneration

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

A Look at Activated Carbon Thermal Regeneration, 3D Model of a FEECO Rotary Kiln

Prized for its extremely porous surface area, the superior performance of activated carbon as an adsorbent lends itself to a number of applications spanning across a range of industries. One of the major benefits to activated carbon is that it is capable of being restored, Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Tires

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire

Rotary drum tires, also known as riding rings, are a structural component of the rotary drum, facilitating smooth and concentric rotation and providing support to the drum shell.  What drum tires are available?  FEECO supplies tires in 1045, 4140, and 4340 stainless steel. Sizes are Continue reading →

 


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