Calix is an award-winning Australian technology company developing new processes and materials to solve global challenges.
The core technology is a world-first, patented vertical calcining kiln built in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria that produces “mineral honeycomb” – very highly active minerals. Calix uses these minerals, which are safe and environmentally friendly, to improve wastewater treatment and phosphate removal, help protect sewer assets from corrosion, and help improve food production from aquaculture and agriculture with reduced anti-biotics, fungicides and pesticides.
In recent years Calix had a requirement for a replacement calciner liner, partnering with Lycopodium to conduct the following services:
- Design of a replacement calciner liner
- Thermal and mechanical finite element analysis (FEA) modelling and design of liner, support for structural and thermal growth for the calciner liner and tangential disengagement hopper below the calciner
- Design of a solids pre-heater and materials transfer system as a plant upgrade to improve plant throughput capacity of the existing calciner