Lancaster Products Mixing technology transforms waste streams into valuable products.
Lancaster Products High Shear Mixers are used in a wide variety of industries to repurpose waste materials into viable products. Waste materials can be mixed, densified and agglomerated in the same operation – allowing waste materials to be reintroduced into production streams or to be used as a stand-alone or additive in separate products.
Repurposing WASTE material application
Lancaster Products High-Shear Mixers have been used successfully to re-purpose previously discarded materials for use in the development of new products or reintroduction to production streams. This results in a more environmentally friendly handling of material as well as reducing hazardous waste that is landfilled, stored in ponds etc.
Some applications include:
- Pelletizing waste by-product sulfur for fertilizer
- Pelletizing carbon black for flowability and better handling
- Pelletizing synthetic gypsum for fertilizer
- Agglomerating of fly ash for building and road aggregate
- Granulating fly ash into cold set ceramic
- Repurposing dry scrubber material into lightweight cat litter
- Pelletizing iron oxide dust for re-introduction into production furnaces
- Pelletizing raw chicken manure for use in fertilizers.
ONE MACHINE ONE PROCESS
The high intensive action of the Lancaster High Intensive Mixers provides the opportunity to use relatively small amounts of additive materials needed to transform a waste material. The smaller amounts of additives mean lower production costs when using a more expensive material that may provide added product benefits.
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Lancaster Products is dedicated to optimizing our customers’ mixing processes and recipes. This 3 part video series will focus on our on-site lab and testing capabilities. In this first video, we demonstrate proof of concept testing with a chicken litter material for a fertilizer product.
We use our K1 lab mixer during these initial tests. We load the K1 mixer with the test material and then program the steps and feeds. After the mixer begins, we add a liquid binder to it to allow the material to agglomerate into granules or larger pellets.
Rotary table feeders act as a critical piece of equipment in Lancaster Mixers continuous batch processing lines. They provide a mechanical conduit to continuously meter and feed materials from each batch of material processed to the next process in line. The cone and cylinder over the table is used as a surge hopper to temporarily store the material batch while the table feeder continuously discharges the material. Their role may seem simple compared to the processing equipment they’re connected to, but is significant to maintaining continuous throughput and ensuring overall system performance.
Lancaster Products’ high shear mixers process materials in batches which allows for tight control over the physical properties of the end product and thus, higher on-size, homogeneous yields. Most batches are processed completely and ready for discharge in a matter of minutes. By positioning a Lancaster rotary table feeder under the mixer’s discharge chute and feeding product downstream to the next piece of equipment, the batch processing is converted to a continuous process.