All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

Question of the Week: Rotary Kilns Commonly Carry Out Which Processes?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Kiln Processes

Rotary kilns, an advanced type of thermal processing equipment, are used to cause a chemical reaction or physical change in a solid material through the use of high temperatures. They are frequently utilized to carry out the following processes: Calcination– the process of heating a material Continue reading →

 

Introduction to Activated Carbon

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Introduction to Activated Carbon

Activated carbon, sometimes called activated charcoal, is a unique adsorbent prized for its extremely porous structure that allows it to effectively capture and hold materials. Widely used throughout a number of industries to remove undesirable components from liquids or gases, activated carbon can be applied Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is a Rotary Kiln Bed Disturber?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is a Rotary Kiln Bed Disturber

Bed disturbers are used in both direct and indirect-fired rotary kilns to promote uniform heating of the material. The bed of material should roll, not slide, throughout the kiln in order to expose fresh material to the process. This rolling action allows for even heat Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kilns vs. Rotary Dryers: What’s the Difference?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kilns vs. Rotary Dryers

When it comes to thermal processing, how do you know if you need a rotary kiln, or a rotary dryer? Though these two products share similar thermal processing principles, they are used in very different applications. While rotary kilns can dry a product, their main Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Process Optimization

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary-Kiln-System-Optimization

Rotary kilns have become an integral processing device throughout many industries. Capable of facilitating chemical reactions and phase changes, they are applied to a diverse range of applications, from metal recovery, to specialty chemical production, and carbon activation, to name a few. In fact, the Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Design: Define the Process

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design

Rotary kilns are a high-temperature thermal processing device that serve as a vessel to cause a chemical reaction or physical change in a material. As a result, there are many types of processes that rotary kilns, also called calciners, can be used for. The type Continue reading →

 

The Calcination of Kaolin Clay

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Kaolin-Clay-Calcination

Kaolin clay, also known as China clay, is an essential industrial mineral primarily made up of the mineral kaolinite – a hydrous aluminum silicate. Kaolin can be found in applications all around us, from consumer products, to advanced industrial processing. Most notably, kaolin is lauded Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Gains Traction as E-Waste Crisis Looms

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Metal-Recovery-from-E-Waste

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is continuing to capture global attention thanks to a litany of issues associated with the waste, ranging from environmental hazards to humanitarian concerns. As growing amounts of the waste add to fears of a looming crisis, efforts to recover valuable materials 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 →

 

Principles of Heat Transfer as Applied to Rotary Dryers, Rotary Kilns, and Rotary Coolers

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heat Transfer - Radiation

Whether you are using a rotary dryer, rotary kiln, or rotary cooler, there is one thing that all these instruments have in common: they all use methods of heat transfer to carry out their jobs. Heat transfer is how heat moves from one source to Continue reading →