All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

Considerations in Cooling Bulk Solids from a Rotary Kiln

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary kilns have become an essential bulk solids processing tool throughout a number of industries; their ability to facilitate physical and chemical changes through carefully controlled thermal treatment is nearly limitless in application.  Because rotary kilns utilize high temperatures to initiate and carry out reactions, Continue reading →

 

Calcination Brings Desired Qualities to Diatomaceous Earth

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Calcination of Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth, also known as diatomite or kieselguhr, is an industrial mineral essential to everything from producing beer and wine, to extending and whitening plastics.  The diverse application of diatomaceous earth demands great variation in the material as a feedstock, and producing the different qualities Continue reading →

 

Alternatives to Spent Catalyst Disposal

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Alternatives to Spent Catalyst Disposal

Catalysts continue to play a growing role in modern industry, carrying out an array of processes that otherwise might not be possible, promoting more sustainable industries through efficient processing, reducing toxic emissions, and more.  Unfortunately, as the use of catalysts grows, so too does the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Rotary Dryer Knocking Systems?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Knocking Systems

Knocking systems are physical enhancements placed on the exterior of a rotary dryer to counteract sticking inside of the drum. They are most commonly fitted on the inlet end of the dryer where material entering in is the most wet and tacky. Build-up can occasionally Continue reading →

 

The Basics of Drying Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Drying Gypsum

As the gypsum industry knows, changes in a material’s moisture content will influence manufacturing in many different ways. For example, a reduction in moisture can greatly impact material handling or prepare gypsum for subsequent steps in the manufacturing process. Gypsum dryers, also known as rotary Continue reading →

 

Drying Sugar Beets With a Rotary Dryer for use in Animal Feed

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Drying Sugar Beets with a Rotary Dryer (Drier) for use in Animal Feed

Sugar beet pulp, a by-product of extracting sugar from sugar beets, has been receiving growing attention in agriculture as of late for its value as an alternative to corn silage and because of the many benefits it can offer to livestock producers. And as the Continue reading →

 

Choosing a Rotary Dryer: Single Pass vs. Triple Pass

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Single Pass vs Triple Pass Rotary Dryers (Driers)

Rotary dryers are the industrial dryer of choice for everything from minerals and ores to fertilizers and specialty chemicals. One decision buyers are often faced with in selecting a rotary dryer for a given application, particularly when looking to dry high-moisture materials such as compost Continue reading →

 

Spent Catalysts Get New Life Through Thermal Desorption

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Thermal Desorption for Spent Catalysts

Spent catalysts have long been a source of contention for industries employing catalysts, presenting liability risks, waste management costs, and more. But as processors look to reduce operating costs and their environmental footprint, many are opting to regenerate their catalysts through thermal desorption.  The thermal Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Drive Assembly is Best for your Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Drive Assembly is Best for your Rotary Kiln?

The drive assembly is the component that causes a rotary kiln to rotate. While a variety of drive assembly arrangements are available, the selection of one type over the other is dependent on the drive horsepower and the size of the kiln. FEECO offers the Continue reading →

 

Eleven Material Characteristics to Consider When Designing a Bulk Solids Processing System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Material Characteristics to Consider in Bulk Solids Processing

Bulk solids processing is perhaps the most fundamental aspect of modern industry. Each and every day, bulk solids are handled and processed by the ton to convert mined ores into refined metals, produce market-ready products from raw materials, and so much more – all to Continue reading →

 


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