The waste heat generated by a chemical plant is a byproduct of its industrial processes, representing a significant challenge and opportunity. This excess heat, if not effectively managed, can contribute to environmental concerns and energy inefficiency.
Sources of Waste Heat in Chemical Plants
Hot combustion gases discharged to the atmosphere
Heated water released into the environment
Heated products exiting industrial processes
Heat transfer from hot equipment surfaces
A substantial quantity of low-grade waste heat is readily accessible in the form of water from cooling towers. Specifically, distillation alone accounts for 40-50% of the thermal energy utilized in the chemical process industry.
The growing concerns about escalating energy costs linked to the combustion of fossil fuels have prompted global decision-makers to implement policies aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This recovery not only contributes to reduced energy consumption on bills but also diminishes the carbon footprint of the facility, thereby aiding environmental preservation and significantly cutting down on a facility’s energy expenses.
The Bry-Air Solution
Technologies, such as heat recovery systems offer a solution to harness and repurpose this waste heat. By implementing these systems, chemical plants can enhance overall energy efficiency, reduce their environmental footprint, and potentially even offset energy costs by utilizing the recovered heat in various operational processes or by converting it into electricity.
Bry Air offers solutions for low-grade waste heat recovery using Adsorption Chillers, utilizing the aforementioned waste heat to provide free cooling for both industrial processes and human comfort. These chillers use potable water as the refrigerant, yielding zero ozone depletion and next to no global warming potential, by using low grade hot water from waste heat from flue gas as heat input to provide cooling instead of using electricity. Adsorption unit operates under vacuum with negligible moving parts, quiet and low noise. Adsorption technology is truly green, environment-friendly and sustainable.
Salient Features of our Adsorption Chiller Technology
Environment friendly Chilling System
Potable Water as Refrigerant
Vibration Free and Noiseless Operation
Power Saving Technology
No need to replace adsorbent (Silica Gel)
No crystallization, corrosion, hazardous leaks, or chemical disposal issues
Operating life of minimum 25 years
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