All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Calciners’

The Role of the Calciner in Producing Soda Ash

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Soda Ash Calciner

Soda ash, or sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), is a versatile alkali material, critical in the production of a litany of products and materials. From detergents and chemicals, to consumer products and water softeners, this material can be found in many of the products we interact with throughout Continue reading →

 

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Dryers

Rotary drums can be configured to serve as a variety of different pieces of equipment, including a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, granulator, or even a coating drum. With such diverse employment, these robust systems can be used to accomplish a variety of goals across a Continue reading →

 

The Role of the Calciner in the Extraction of Lithium from Spodumene

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

direct-fired-rotary-kiln-for-spodumene

In the complex production required to transform spodumene concentrate into lithium compounds such as lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide, calcination plays a key role in not one, but two parts of the process, making it an essential technique in efforts to exploit this increasingly important Continue reading →

 

Opportunities in Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Lithium-ion-battery-recycling-opportunities

The lithium-ion battery market has seen explosive growth in recent years, largely in response to the growing electric vehicle market, coupled with the increasing use of consumer electronics and a desire to advance energy storage technology for renewable energy applications. A Grand View Research report Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kilns in Expanded Clay Aggregate Production

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Expanded clay aggregates, also called exclay, or lightweight expanded clay aggregates (LECA), are a beneficial material in a growing number of industries – most notably construction and horticulture, with water treatment and filtration applications likely next in line. The unique structure and physical properties of Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Systems: Supporting Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

rotary-kiln-complete-system

Rotary kilns are used across a number of industries to cause a chemical reaction or phase change in a material. This high temperature thermal treatment can be used to carry out a variety of different objectives, from catalyst activation to aluminum decoating. The number of Continue reading →

 

Top Applications for Rotary Kilns

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Kiln

Rotary kilns (also known as rotary calciners) are used to heat solids to a predetermined temperature in order to create a chemical and/or physical reaction. The two basic types of rotary kilns – direct fired and indirect fired (calciners) – can be found supporting processes in Continue reading →

 

Sustainability Pushing Demand for Advanced Thermal Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

rotary-kilns-for-advanced-thermal-processing-in-sustainability

The ongoing push for implementing more sustainable practices continues to be at the forefront of industry. Increasing regulatory action, combined with an ethical responsibility, has forced industries of all types to investigate a more sustainable approach in every aspect of their business if they want Continue reading →

 

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers, coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What do Indirect Rotary Kilns Offer Over their Direct-Fired Counterparts?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What do Indirect Kilns Offer Over their Direct-fired Counterparts

Indirect rotary kilns, or rotary calciners, offer three major advantages over their direct-fired counterparts, as outlined below. When processing in a direct-fired rotary kiln, fine materials can become entrained in the gas and carried out to the baghouse. An indirect kiln avoids this issue because Continue reading →