All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

Wood Pellet Biomass: An Industry Fueled by European Renewable Energy Legislation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Wood Biomass Pellets

Biomass has garnered an increasing amount of interest over the past few years, chiefly a result of legislation put in place by the European Union, aiming for all of its countries to move to a 20% renewable energy goal by 2020. Wood-based biomass pellets are Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Feasibility Testing with a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Benefits of Rotary Dryer Feasibility Testing

Feasibility testing provides unparalleled information when designing a rotary dryer. Testing can help confirm the viability of the intended process, and allows one to work out process variables to help define the recipe for successful drying. The reasons to engage in rotary dryer feasibility testing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Combustion Chamber Under Production

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Combustion Chamber

This week’s photo highlights a rotary dryer combustion chamber from FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. In regards to rotary dryer components, the combustion chamber houses the combustion reaction. From here, the drying air is directed through the rotary drum. FEECO offers a variety of combustion chambers including Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Counter-Current Rotary Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Counter Current Rotary Dryer

This week’s image highlights a counter-current rotary dryer in 3D. In counter-current dryers, material flows in the opposite direction as the drying air. Here, the wettest material comes in contact with the coolest drying air. The counter current design provides increased thermal efficiency for materials Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Combustion Chamber under Production

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory Installation

This week’s photo shows a combustion chamber under production in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. Castable refractory is pictured in the center. Fiber modules surround the castable on either side; they are lighter and have a lower thermal conductivity. The fiber modules are not used on the bottom 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 →

 

Rotary Dryers: Critical in Drying Wood Pellets for the Biomass Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Biomass Wood Pellet Dryer

The biomass energy industry has seen steady growth over the past few years – the result of the European Union enacting legislation that targets a 20% renewable energy goal for all of its countries by the year 2020. Without sufficient biomass resources to fuel demand, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between a Rotary Dryer and a Fluid Bed Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between a Rotary Dryer and a Fluid Bed Dryer

Rotary dryers and fluid bed dryers differ in several ways, each offering their own unique advantages and disadvantages as seen in the chart below. Generally speaking, the choice between a rotary dryer and fluid bed dryer is often dictated by the material or specific industry. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Characteristics Play a Role in Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design

Rotary dryers are sized and designed around a material’s unique processing needs, or at least they should be. A custom rotary dryer will produce the most ideal results. The following material characteristics should be considered in sizing and designing a dryer: Moisture content, including inlet Continue reading →

 

Bedding Recovery from Manure: The Solution to Livestock Bedding

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Bedding Recovery from Manure: the Solution to Livestock Bedding

As traditional bedding options become increasingly unreliable, more farms are looking to Recycled Manure Solids (RMS) or Dried Manure Solids (DMS) as an alternative bedding material for livestock. Ongoing research and the number of farms successfully utilizing this approach have proven that both recycled and Continue reading →