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Heyl & Patterson to Present on Thermal Processing of Biomass Feedstocks at the International Biomass Conference

Posted by Chelsea Finlay on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 08:48 AM

The International Biomass Conference is fast approaching, and the excitement is building.  Last year, biomass enthusiasts from more than 34 countries met in Minneapolis to take the temperature of the Biomass Industry. This year the industry is heating up as we prepare to reconvene in Charlotte to share updates, innovation and all things biomass. 

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Tags: torrefaction, activated carbon, biomass, thermal processing

Heyl & Patterson to Host Lab Facility Tour for Activated Carbon

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Sep 09, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

Activated carbon is a form of charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between its carbon atoms.  It is an excellent source of water filtration, and is made from carbon-rich source materials such as wood, bamboo, nutshells, peach pits and coconut husks.  The material is charred at high temperatures to produce a highly porous substance that attracts and holds organic chemicals inside it.  It can be used to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene and chlorine, as well as odors and colors, from water.

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Tags: process equipment, calciners, activated carbon, catalyst processing

Top 10 Heyl & Patterson Blog Posts of 2014: The Year in Review

Posted by H&P Blog on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 08:50 AM

The Heyl & Patterson Blog, or simply the H&P Blog as it is known on social media, has been posting articles regularly since 2010.  At Heyl & Patterson, our goal is to educate and inform you about the latest developments in your industries.  This forum has covered topics as varied as the industries we serve, from explaining the inner workings of conduction dryers to examining how a railway across Colombia could compete with the Panama Canal.  As the author of this blog, I've never broken the fourth wall, but I'd like to thank all of our subscribers for following us, and if you haven't yet read the Heyl & Patterson Blog, this is a good time to start.

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Tags: Heyl & Patterson, barge unloaders, industrial dryers, torrefaction, process equipment, H&P Process Spotlight, calciners, sand, continuous barge unloader (cbu), oil sands, coal ash, tailing ponds, activated carbon, upgrades, dust collection, algae, biomass

H&P Process Spotlight: Activated Carbon

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Activated carbon is a material that is riddled with tiny pores that increase its surface area, making more of it available for chemical reactions.  It is used for water filtration, gas purification, sewage treatment and metal extraction.  More precisely, it removes color and impurities from liquids and gases, and separates and extracts chemical compounds.  Activated carbon is most commonly found in aquarium filters, respirators and gas masks, and is used to treat poison following oral ingestion.

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Tags: torrefaction, H&P Process Spotlight, calciners, activated carbon

Heyl & Patterson to Speak at Activated Carbon Conference

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

Activated carbon is a form of carbon that is riddled with tiny pores that increase its surface area, making more of it available for chemical reactions.  This porous, highly adsorptive material is used to remove color or impurities from liquids and gases, in the separation and extraction of chemical compounds, and in the recovery of solvents.  In other terms, activated carbon is used in water filtration, gas purification, sewage treatment and metal extraction.  It is most commonly found in the filters of aquariums, respirators and gas masks, and is used to treat poison following oral ingestion.

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Tags: trade shows & conferences, torrefaction, activated carbon