All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

Fly Ash & the Lightweight Aggregate Market

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Fly Ash and the Lightweight Aggregate (LWA) Market

In 2015, the global fly ash market was estimated to be valued at 40 billion USD. A recent industry analysis by Research Nester anticipates the market will reach an estimated 70 billion USD by the end of 2023 – a 7.1% CAGR owing to increasing Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Fuel Sources can FEECO’s Rotary Dryers and Kilns Work With?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Fuel Sources Can FEECO Rotary Dryers and Kilns Work With

FEECO’s rotary dryers and kilns can accommodate numerous fuel sources. The chart below highlights the equipment and their available fuel source options: Natural Gas/Propane Fuel Oil Electricity Biomass Combustion Waste Heat Biogas Direct Rotary Dryer  x  x  x  x x Indirect Rotary Dryer  x  x Continue reading →

 

Biochar: Applications in Animal Husbandry

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Biochar in Animal Husbandry

While biochar has been garnering attention as a restorative soil amendment, it seems as if new uses for this ultra-porous material are cropping up all over the industrial landscape. Recently, biochar has been making waves in agriculture not for use as a soil amendment, but Continue reading →

 

Biocoal: The Key to Turning the Coal Industry Around?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biocoal Co-Firing

A recent white paper by William Strauss, PhD of FutureMetrics LLC, looked at a strategy that could breathe life back into the dying US coal industry, and the answer comes from an unlikely place: implementing policy to support the co-firing of wood biomass pellets (biocoal) Continue reading →

 

The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum (and the Products in Between)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum and the Products in Between

With applications in everything from energy, infrastructure, and aerospace, to automotive, packaging, and more, aluminum has become a cornerstone of modern society. Aluminum’s widespread use might infer ease of accessibility, but such is not the case; aluminum is not found freely in nature, requiring the Continue reading →

 

Ceramic Proppants: A Specialized Alternative to Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Ceramic Proppants: A Specialized Alternative to Frac Sand

While the oil and natural gas industry has had its ups and downs, many speculate it is again poised for growth due to the current political climate. Subsequently, there is a renewed interest around proppants – the hard microspheres injected into well bores to “prop 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 →