All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

R&D Around Catalyst Production Sees Growth

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Catalyst Research and Development

Catalysts are an invaluable tool in many industrial processes, helping to facilitate reactions between materials. They are so important in fact, that some experts estimate they are responsible for 85-90% of products in the chemical industry.¹ Catalysts can be used to speed up or slow Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Applications in the Pigment Industry

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Applications in the Pigment Industry

Industrial pigments play an important role in the performance and durability of many products. In addition to serving as a coloring agent, pigments can also offer protection against corrosion and even UV rays; pigments are all around us, from building materials and concrete, to textiles, Continue reading →

 

Australia Sees Modern Day Gold Rush

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Australia Sees Modern Day Gold Rush

Amidst political uncertainty and increasing demand, gold has been making headlines as companies continue to invest in the safe haven metal. This state of affairs has had an especially significant impact on Australia, where a once-beleaguered industry is seeing a strong revival, so much so Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Refractory Needed in a Rotary Kiln?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory

Rotary kilns use high temperatures to cause a chemical reaction or physical change in a material. In most cases, these high temps would destroy an unprotected carbon steel shell, and for that reason, refractory is used. Direct-fired rotary kilns employ refractory; indirect-fired kilns do not. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Direct-Fired Rotary Kilns

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Direct-fired Rotary Kilns

This week’s photo highlights two direct-fired rotary kilns. Rotary kilns are a significant investment in any thermal processing operation. That’s why FEECO’s kilns are always precisely engineered and fabricated to meet the requirements of the specific process and material at hand. A general overview of Continue reading →

 

R&D Around Driving Value from Red Mud Increases

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Research Around Red Mud an Aluminum Industry Focus

Red mud is a byproduct of aluminum production, in which alumina is extracted from bauxite ore via the Bayer process. Unfortunately, for each ton of aluminum produced, around 1-2 tons of red mud are also produced, creating a massive amount of industrial waste to manage. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Combustion Chamber

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Combustion Chamber

Today’s photo is a 3D combustion chamber. Combustion chambers are used to keep material from coming into direct contact with the burner flame in either a rotary dryer or kiln. The combustion chamber houses the combustion reaction, and directs the airflow into the drum. The Continue reading →

 

Aluminum in a Low Carbon Economy

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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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Batch Rotary Kiln Test

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Batch Rotary Kiln Test

Our photo this week shows a batch rotary kiln test conducted in the FEECO Innovation Center. The batch kiln is used to simulate the conditions of a continuous, commercial rotary kiln. The kiln is lined with a lightweight castable refractory and heated with a propane burner. Continue reading →

 

Biochar Holds Potential for Drastic Reduction of Healthcare Costs and Air Pollution

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar in Air Quality

Yet another application for biochar looks to be on the horizon; a growing number of studies are proving that biochar could be an effective tool in managing air quality, with one study finding that the charcoal-like material has the potential to significantly reduce air quality-related Continue reading →