Bulk Material Handling Articles

  • Raw material cycle: from chip to briquette to product - Case Study

    Thanks to their briquetting system from RUF Frischhut can redeploy production scrap and melt it again Ludwig Frischhut GmbH and Co. KG have closed the circle on their raw material cycle by utilising a briquetting press from RUF: cast chips produced during the machining of parts for water supply and sewage disposal are pressed to solid briquettes and then melted in the in-house foundry and ...

  • Wastewater from Viscose pulping process - Case Study

    In March 2012 HydroThane started a new project in collaboration with the multinational Lenzing AG, the global market leader in the production of man-made high-quality cellulose fibres. The project was intended for the company Lenzing Biocel Paskov (LBP) located in Czech Republic, which recently changed their technology to produce viscose pulp instead of paper. With this production change also ...


    By HydroThane STP BV

  • Higher-Quality Pumps Work Best For Bulk Liquid Terminals

    When you’re running a dockside petroleum liquid products, chemicals and LPG/LNG or multiple bulk liquids terminal, your reliability as a supplier – and the ability to win repeat business – is heavily reliant on the quality of the fluid-handling equipment and pumping systems on hand. Reliability rules For terminal operators, reliable handling and high transfer ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Keep Your Auger Conveyor Running Smoothly - Case Study

    A commercial auger conveyor is an efficient way to move raw materials from one area to another with little to no spillage. However, screw conveyors can develop or create other problems. Here are some ways to solve some of the more common issues you may encounter. Dust Problems Dust in the atmosphere can be a serious ...

  • Sludge Blanket Theory: Digging deeper

    With over 50 years of design and manufacturing experience, we are rightly proud of our British-built environmentally friendly SludgeWatch 715 Sludge Blanket Detector. Our user-friendly design is highly portable, simple to use and along with its low cost has worldwide appeal. Things have changed somewhat since our first Sludge Blanket Detector was made back in 1974. No more messy man-handling of ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Choosing the Right Vibratory Sifter for Sieving Food Powders

    Food and beverage manufacturers have to adhere to extremely high standards of production quality, both to meet their regulatory obligations and to manage risk when bringing a product to market. Sieving and sifting food powders is a critical step in the manufacturing of several products, one that is responsible for filtering out fine impurities that can ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • Bulk Bag System Design Considerations

    Designing a new Bulk Bag Mix Tank Feed System? Here are some considerations during the design phase that will help meet expectations of plant managers and operators alike: Gravity feed of solution or metering pumps: Depending on the installation, solution/slurry from the mix tank can be gravity fed to process or if discharging into pressure, ...


    By IPM Systems, LLC

  • DELUMPER Bulk Bag Unloader (BBU)

    The DELUMPER Bulk Bag Unloader (BBU) is a heavily constructed system designed for convenient unloading materials even if they contain lumps and agglomerates. This unit employs a gyrator to effectively fluidize the materials for dependable discharge from the bags.  Then,  a heavy duty built-in DELUMPER crusher conditions and freshens the product. The result is an effective pre-engineered ...


    By Franklin Miller Inc.

  • What Are the Benefits of Using a Mechanical Vibrating Separator for Bulk Solids?

    Mechanical vibrating separators are one of three main types of industrial screening machines, along with rectangular and circular screeners. While mechanical separators are generally considered to be at the lower end of the technological spectrum, they offer several advantages over other types of machines in certain bulk solid screening applications. Advantage #1: Cost With their ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • Operational strategy, economic and environmental performance of sludge treatment reed bed systems – based on 28 years of experience

    Sludge treatment reed bed (STRB) systems have been used for dewatering and mineralisation of sludge in Europe since 1988. STRB systems provide substantial environmental, economic, and operational benefits compared to mechanical sludge dewatering solutions such as belt presses and centrifuges. They require less energy, no chemicals, reduce the sludge volume and produce bio solids with dry solid ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Organic micropollutant removal from groundwater: comparison of pellet softening and nanofiltration

    This study investigated the fate of selected pharmaceuticals and estrogens and the characteristics of bulk organic matter during pellet softening and proposed a possible hybridization with nanofiltration (NF) treatment. A groundwater softening system called pellet softening was used to remove calcium ions from groundwater by crystallizing calcium carbonate on the surface of sand grains that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Handling Bulk Foods? Inspecting Them Can Save You Money

    A new white paper from Mettler-Toledo explains how bulk food inspection systems can protect consumers and minimise the risk of expensive product recalls by eliminating physical contaminants. Bulk food product inspection systems are specifically designed to inspect a wide range of loose, bulk foods at various stages of the production process. Despite frequently inspecting loose ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Abrasives case study - Western Paving Corporation

    Smart Elbow® ends elbow wear problem in paving plant Subject Western Paving Corporation's Denver, Colorado plant Situation A division of Western Mobil, Western Paving Corporation makes asphalt for their own extensive paving operation as well as supplying others'. The plant produces 29 different paving product mixes, ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Seattle, WA - Active chemical distribution facility - Case Study

    Guaranteed Remediation of TCE and PCE under Active Facility Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) working with FLOYD|SNIDER a local Seattle consulting firm, completed a guaranteed fixed price remediation (GFPR) of tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) in soil at an active bulk chemical warehouse and distribution facility in Seattle, Washington. ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Transformations of syngas derived from landfilled wastes using the Gasplasma process

    Abstract The Gasplasma advanced conversion technology is able to efficiently produce a clean syngas and an environmentally stable vitrified product from historically landfilled materials. The syngas is rich in hydrogen and carbon monoxide and possesses high calorific value, and low residual tar levels. While this syngas has traditionally been considered only as a fuel source for power ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Holcim: SRF production with UNTHA shredders in Vietnam

    Work is underway to commission a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) manufacturing plant in Vietnam, for one of the world’s leading cement and aggregates specialists, Holcim. The plant will process solid footwear production waste from the country’s main shoe factory, to create a fossil fuel substitute that will power Holcim’s local cement kiln calciner. Following a global ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Multivariate data mining for estimating the rate of discolouration material accumulation in drinking water distribution systems

    Particulate material accumulates over time as cohesive layers on internal pipeline surfaces in water distribution systems (WDS). When mobilised, this material can cause discolouration. This paper explores factors expected to be involved in this accumulation process. Two complementary machine learning methodologies are applied to significant amounts of real world field data from both a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Economic assessment of sludge handling and environmental impact of sludge treatment in a reed bed system

    The effect on the environment of the establishment and operation of a sludge treatment reed bed system (STRB) is quite limited compared to mechanical sludge dewatering, with its accompanying use of energy and chemicals. The assessment presented here of the investment, operation and maintenance costs of a typical STRB, and of the related environmental impact, is based on the experiences gained ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable Packaging is Simply a Smart Choice

    Think 7.3 billion people now sounds like a lot? A United Nations-backed study estimates the world’s population could surge to 11 billion or more in 2100—a 57 percent increase in the number of humans living on the planet. Earth Day gives manufacturers (such as food and beverage producers) a timely opportunity to ponder how their businesses affect the planet’s ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The process of activated sludge ozonation: effect of ozone on cells, flocs, macromolecules and nutrient release

    The purpose of this research is to investigate the activated sludge ozonation process. Results revealed that bacteria destruction and cell solubilization were not obvious when ozone dose was lower than 11 mgO3/gMLSS (MLSS: mixed liquor suspended solids), while pores appeared on the sludge and bacterial disappeared from floc surface. In the range of 11–90 mgO3/gMLSS, ozone had ...


    By IWA Publishing

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