All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

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

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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 →

 

Question of the Week: What is Heat Setting?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Heat Setting

Rotary kilns use heat to cause a physical change or chemical reaction in a particular material, and can be utilized to carry out a variety of processes. One of the more common processes carried out in a rotary kiln is heat setting. This refers to the act of 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 →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Kiln Customization

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary-Kiln-Customization-Slideshare

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary kiln customization. Rotary kilns are incredibly flexible and can be customized to meet a variety of different thermal processing needs. This Slideshare presentation looks at some of the many options used to customize rotary kilns 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 →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Refractory Failure in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Causes Refractory Failure in a Rotary Kiln

Cycling and chemical incompatibility are the two main causes of refractory failure in a rotary kiln. Cycling Cycling is the heating up and cooling down of a rotary kiln, and it is the largest source of refractory failure. Refractory expands with the kiln as it Continue reading →

 

Everything You Need to Know on Rotary Kiln Refractory

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory

Refractory, or the lining utilized on the interior of rotary kilns, is a critical component in ensuring process efficiency and prolonging the life of a rotary kiln. Here, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about refractory, including how it works, the different types, and Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Rotary Kiln Resource Recovery System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Rotary Kiln Resource Recovery System

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a rotary kiln resource recovery system. The recovery and reuse of metals is becoming ever-more critical to meeting the demands of the growing global population. This project profile highlights a rotary kiln FEECO designed to recover Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Systems: Supporting Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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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 →