FEECO – Bedding Dryers
About the Company:
FEECO is recognized globally as a leading provider of process development services, engineering capabilities, custom equipment manufacturing, and parts & service support for a range of processing operations, including bulk solids agitation agglomeration (wet granulation), mixing and conditioning, drying and cooling, high-temperature thermal processing, and material handling.
With this diverse set of offerings and an extensive background in processing bulk solids, FEECO serves nearly every industry, from fertilizer and agriculture, to mining and minerals, as well as chemical processing, paper products, and more. The company is also widely recognized for their ability to facilitate beneficial reuse applications and the recovery of valuable components from wastes and process byproducts.
About the Solution:
Healthy animals and maximum production start with a clean bedding product. Whether that bedding is sand or recycled manure solids, the most critical factors in achieving a quality bedding product is destroying pathogens and managing the moisture content.
FEECO provides reliable, efficient, and engineered bedding dryers for producing a premium bedding product with a reduced pathogen content, while avoiding over drying.
FEECO dryers are capable of processing sand, recycled manure solids (for producing a dried manure solids/DMS bedding), chicken litter, paper sludge, and more. Each dryer is engineered around the unique characteristics of the material to ensure an optimized drying solution, with a wide range of customizations available. FEECO also offers comprehensive process development and testing capabilities to support the process in their R&D facility, The Innovation Center.
FEECO is the leading provider of custom rotary dryers and has been serving the agriculture industry domestically and abroad since 1951.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Active Drying Technologies:
- Produce a marketable product, dry manure solids, and reduce transportation costs
- Require energy to reduce water content and dry manure solids, purchased energy cost are an issue
- Require operator attention in excess of other systems due to the risk of combustion
- Other compounds are released with the water (i.e. ammonia, hydrogen sulfide), and require additional treatment
- Potential loss of ammonia nitrogen due to volatilization
- Proven technology for storage reduction, odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
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1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY