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Keeping Cool

The cement industry is under pressure to reduce operating costs. Some of the challenges associated with the current commercially avaliable technologies for cement cooling are their high energy consumption, high maintenance cost, and high water consumption. 

Heating and Cooling of Plastic Polymers

Plastic polymers are all around us in the products we use every day. Learn exactly what they are, how they're made and how Solex Thermal is using their Indirect Heat Exchanger to make the drying, heating and cooling of Polymers more stable and efficient.

Drying and Processing Biosolids

What are biosolids? Learn exactly what they are, how they are processed and what type of technologies are used to dry and cool biosolids. Read more about the Solex Heat Exchanger and how it uses the principals of thermal dynamics to improve downstream processes for the biosolids processing industry.

Innovative Cooling Solution for Biosolids

Solex Thermal's plate type cooler technology is changing the game. In this article prepared for the 2015 Annual European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference & Exhibition, learn how the Solex Heat Exchanger works to safely and efficiently cool biosolids, problems faced and solutions offered in the industry, and future opportunities for this new technology.

Coffee Bean Processing

Read about how coffee beans are processed for one of the world's most-consumed beverages. Learn where coffee beans come from, how they are harvested, and how they are processed, including the drying process that Solex Thermal's Indirect Heat Exchange technology is taking a prominent role in to modernize and make more efficient.

Drying & Conditioning

What is Foundry Sand?

Foundry sand is clean, uniformly sized, high quality silica sand, used in foundry casting processes. The sand is bonded to form molds or patterns used for ferrous (iron and steel) and non-ferrous (copper, aluminum, brass) metal castings. Shake-out sand from completed metal casting are often reclaimed back into the foundry sand process.

Cement Production & Cooling

Cement cooling is an important step in the cement production process, as it reduces the chance of gypsum dehydration and the formation of lumps, reducing the overall quality of the final cement. Learn how cement is cooled using innovative new technology that is more energy- and cost-efficient.


Direct vs. Indirect Heating Technology

In the last 25 years, a more efficient and cost effective method has been introduced, using indirect heat transfer to heat free flowing bulk solids. Indirect heat exchange technology results in a higher quality finished product with increased energy efficiency and reduced emissions.


Oilseed Processing - Conditioning and Drying

In recent years, the oilseed processing industry has greatly expanded globally. The growing need for vegetable oils and biofuels is due to increase in global oil consumption and increasing awareness of environmental and sustainable alternative energies.In this article, we will explore some of the major types and uses of oilseeds along with conditioning and drying technologies in oilseed processing.

Drying & Conditioning

NAK Azot Achieves World-Class Granulated Calcium Ammonium Nitrate

Novomoskovskiy Azot (NAK Azot) is one of Russia’s largest chemical enterprises. It operates a highly upgraded and modernized facility that has a strong foothold in ammonia and nitrogen fertilizer production. It is the second largest ammonia producer and the largest nitrogen fertilizer producer in Russia as well as a major exporter in the world market.