Why Measure Material Characteristics During Agglomeration Process Development?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Measuring specific material characteristics throughout process and product development is crucial because materials can be incredibly diverse; even the same material, though from a different deposit, may present varying characteristics. Because of these nuances, materials should be tested prior to, during and after agglomeration to help develop the most ideal process and, in turn, the most ideal end-product.

By looking at the material throughout each step of the agglomeration process, one is able to adjust and fine-tune items such as the equipment set-up, amount of wetting agent, and more, and create a product that meets a customer’s specific needs. Testing ultimately helps in the sizing and design of equipment.

FEECO’s Process Experts consistently perform a multitude of tests, at each stage of the lab, to give our customers the precise results they are looking for in their agglomerates. The following properties can be measured during our lab tests:

  • Attrition
  • Bulk density
  • Compression
  • Crush strength
  • Flowability
  • Green/wet strength
  • Moisture content
  • Physical characteristics
  • Particle size analysis
  • Solubility
  • Temperature

To learn more about the material tests conducted in FEECO’s Innovation Center, read our blog post, or contact us today!

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Jenny Seim is a technical writer and service specialist.

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