Iron Oxide Processing Systems
Learn how The ONIX Corporation’s dehydration systems can serve as a way to process iron oxide.
Iron oxide, also known as ferric oxide, is an inorganic compound with the formula Fe2O3. It is one of the three main oxides of iron, and occurs naturally as the mineral hematite. It is the main source of iron in the steel industry. Iron oxide is ferromagnetic, meaning it is attracted to magnetic sources, and is usually a dark red color. It is often attacked by acids. It is sometimes called rust and actually shares many similar properties with rust.
Iron oxide is primarily used as the feedstock of the steel and iron industries, or in other words, the production of iron, steel, and various alloys. It also have a number of common uses that many people aren’t aware of.
Iron oxide is often used in polishing materials. When iron oxide is in the form of a very fine powder, it is known as “Jeweler’s Rouge” or “Red Rouge.” It is often used to put the final polish on the metallic jewelry and lenses. It may cut more slowly than other polishes, but is used by jewelers for the superior finish it produces. When iron oxide or rouge is used to polish gold, it slightly stains to gold, giving it the finish that most people are used to seeing when purchasing gold from a jewelry store. After jewelry has been polished with rouge, jewelers remove the remaining iron oxide through ultrasonic cleaning.
Iron oxide is often used as a pigment. Some of the pigments have been approved by the FDA for use in cosmetics. It is also used as a pigment in dental composites with titanium oxides. It also has the ability to be used for magnetic recording and storage. This includes magnetic disks for data storage, and magnetic tape for audio and video storage. It was also used in computer disks before being replaced by cobalt alloy.
Iron oxide can benefit from rotary drying. The ONIX Corporation’s processing systems can handle numerous materials and co-products that you may not know what to do with or want a better more effective way to process. We have the ability to work with materials such as, but not limited to, apple pomace, citrus pomace, sludge, alfalfa, bagasse, coffee grounds, sawdust, iron oxide and much more. Our equipment is engineered to fit your specific needs. If you feel that The ONIX Corporation may be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to research more about our alternative fuel systems, including rotary drum dryers and material handling solutions. Whether you’re looking for a new solution to process iron oxide, or something else, it never hurts to give us a call to learn more.
Learn more about our Rotary Drum Drying Systems and how they can help with processing and drying iron oxide.