All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

Photo of the Week: Castable Refractory

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Castable Refractory in a Rotary Kiln

This week’s photo comes from the FEECO Fabrication Facility, where our team is assembling castable refractory inside of a kiln. Refractory is a crucial component in direct fired rotary kilns. It insulates and protects the kiln’s shell from high internal temperatures, and also maintains heat retention. Continue reading →

 

What is Calcination?

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Calciner

Calcination is the process of heating a solid material in order to cause chemical separation of its components. The diversity of chemical separation lends calcination to accomplishing a range of objectives, from the removal of chemically bound (crystalline) water, to the volatilization of contaminants from Continue reading →

 

A Look at US Lithium Production

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

US Lithium Production

The electric vehicle (EV) market is picking up, and at a rapid pace, with major auto producers making substantial commitments to electrified transport. With the US accounting for just a near-2% of global lithium production, many industry experts say the nation must tap into its Continue reading →

 

Aluminum in a Low Carbon Economy

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Aluminum in a Low-Carbon Economy

Often called the miracle metal, aluminum is valued for a number of properties, including being lightweight, durable, corrosion-resistant, highly conductive, and more. These properties allow aluminum to be useful in all sorts of applications, from packaging, to vehicles, and even construction. Earlier this year, the Continue reading →

 

Plastic Pyrolysis Market Heating Up

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Plastic Pyrolysis Market Heating Up

Plastic pyrolysis has long been explored as a means of creating a circular economy around plastics, and as evidence mounts in favor of the technique, more and more organizations and government bodies are putting pen to paper, showing their support for it. In fact, a Continue reading →

 

Using Activated Carbon to Control Disinfectant By-Products in Drinking Water Treatment

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Using Activated Carbon for Controlling Disinfectant By-products in Drinking Water Treatment

Activated carbon is a widely used adsorbent, employed throughout a variety of industries to accomplish a number of goals. Activated carbon’s unique porous surface structure allows it to capture and hold on to both gas and liquid phase particles. This ability lends itself to a Continue reading →

 

Growing Competition in the Electric Vehicle Market Increases Demand for Lithium

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

EV Competition Demands More Lithium

As a key supplier of lithium processing equipment, we’ve been monitoring the EV market closely. And if there was any uncertainty surrounding the EV market remaining, it has fallen to the wayside now, as countless manufacturers and entire nations make ever-larger commitments to electrified transportation. Continue reading →

 

Biochar: An Effective Solution for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Water

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar an Effective Solution for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Water

Water quality and the ability to maximize reuse applications continues to become a concern at the forefront of sustainability amidst a growing population. While biochar has been gaining traction in the soil amendment industry for its restorative capabilities and potential in carbon sequestration, studies are Continue reading →

 

Preparing Materials for Calcination

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Preparing Materials for Calcination

Calcination is an essential thermal processing technique relied upon by a host of industrial processes to cause a chemical reaction or phase change, remove crystalline water, volatilize organic compounds, and more.  While calcination is applicable to a wide range of materials, it often requires material Continue reading →

 

Activated Carbon: A Critical Component in Water Treatment Facilities

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Activated Carbon for Water Treatment Facilities

Activated carbon is a powerful adsorbent used prolifically throughout water purification efforts to remove contaminants and undesirable components. While activated carbon can be used in a wide range of water treatment applications, it is a critical tool used throughout municipal and industrial water treatment facilities Continue reading →

 


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