All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

Biochar in Drought Resistance

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar in Drought Resistance

Drought is becoming a rising concern across the world as water scarcity, changing climate patterns, and the need to feed a growing population continue to dominate the landscape of pressing global issues. As such, the need for soils to be capable of withstanding drought conditions Continue reading →

 

Biochar Process & Product Development in the Innovation Center

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar Testing

Biochar is continuing to make a name for itself in a myriad of industries, with new applications making headlines all the time. Uses in water treatment, energy production, animal husbandry, and more have created a flurry of activity around this carbon-based material produced from biomass. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Reduction Roasting?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Reduction Roasting

Reduction roasting is the removal of oxygen from a component of an ore, usually through the use of Carbon Monoxide (CO). The CO is typically supplied by mixing a carbonaceous material such as coke or coal with the ore, or by feeding it separately. An Continue reading →

 

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 is the Difference Between a Rotary Kiln’s Working Layer and Insulating Layer?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory: Working Layer vs. Insulating Layer

The “working” layer and insulating layer refer to a rotary kiln’s multiple layers of refractory. Refractory is what protects the kiln from high internal temperatures, and maintains heat retention. Sometimes it is desirable to use multiple layers of refractory, especially when higher efficiency is preferred, Continue reading →

 

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

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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 →

 

Question of the Week: How does a Rotary Kiln Dam Work?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Dams

Dams are used to increase the retention time or bed depth in a rotary kiln. Material builds up behind the dam, forcing retention time and bed depth to increase. Material then spills over the dam and discharges from the rotary kiln. Since most rotary kilns 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 →

 

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 →

 

Increasing Biomethane Production During Anaerobic Digestion Using Biochar

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar in Anaerobic Digestion

Biochar has seen a surge in popularity as a soil amendment as of late, for the many benefits it can offer to soil and for its potential use in carbon sequestration. With a unique ability to capture and hold particles on its surface, biochar is Continue reading →