KBA CleanAir – Converting Exhaust Air to Energy Efficient solutions for air purification and heat storage
11 November 2015, News release from KBA (UK) Ltd
Steadily increasing legal demands call for the development of new solutions, in particular for industries with aggressive exhaust airstreams or strong odour problems.
That is why KBA-CleanAir, the environmental division of KBA that offers efficient solutions for the purification of solvent-polluted or odour intensive exhaust air, is currently working together with the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR-German Aerospace Center) on a research project for high-temperature solid media storage systems.
The results and insights from this project will be incorporated in the technical design of standard products, where typical areas of applications are all solvent-processing or odour-producing industries, such as the printing industry, surface finishing, metal packaging industry, coating, dye and paint manufacture, chemical industry and plastics manufacture. Air purification systems are also increasingly applied in industries associated with offensive odours, such as the animal meal industry, the fish industry, coffee roasting plants or breweries.
They will join key developments such as XtraActive, the new and innovative ceramic heat exchanger material based on nanoparticle technology significantly reduces the energy consumption of air purification systems. Sophisticated energy management systems drive down the operational costs to an absolute minimum and optimize the system availability.
Another example of KBA-CleanAir’s innovative strength is its high-temperature heat storage system that also defers the use of thermal energy/surplus energy. Successfully piloted at a solar tower power plant in Jülich, Germany, this technology enables the storage of solar energy or waste process heat at temperatures of up to 1000° C for use at a later, user-defined, date. It is ideal for energy-intensive industries, such as iron, steel and aluminium production, glass, brick and ceramic manufacture, chemical industries and solar tower power plants.
For further information please email KBA (UK) Ltd