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Improve Energy Efficiency Using Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are an efficient way to provide space and process heating. Information on their types, and how to assess their potential benefits is provided here Approximately 40% of the energy that is used in buildings in the U.S. goes…

This heat battery is a decarbonized, ‘drop-in’ replacement for industrial boilers

As the cost of renewable energy decreases, many organizations are looking to electrify their operations to reduce carbon emissions. One promising area for decarbonization is industrial heating, which accounts for a large fraction of global emissions. However, heating networks in…

Solar clinker produced for the first time

Last month, Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. (Cemex; Monterrey, Mexico; www.cemex.com) and Synhelion SA (Lugano, Switzerland; www.synhelion.com) successfully connected the clinker production process with the Synhelion solar receiver to produce solar clinker. The milestone is a first step towards fully solar-driven…

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Heat Exchangers: Specification Tips to Maximize Heat Transfer

Presented here are some practical points to help in the selection of a shell-and-tube heat-exchanger design for various applications Heat exchangers are widely used in various sectors of the chemical process industries (CPI), including: chemical; oil and gas; power generation;…

Oilon inaugurates new heat-pump factory in Kokkola, Finland

Oilon Group Oy (Lahti, Finland) celebrates the inauguration of a new production facility for industrial heat pumps in Kokkola, Finland. The new factory will quadruple Oilon’s production capacity of industrial heat pumps. “Large industrial-scale heat pumps are a very cost-efficient…

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Self-healing hydrophobic coatings enhance heat transfer in steam condensers

Ultrathin (less than 100 nm) hydrophobic coatings on alloys and other engineering materials could enhance heat and mass transfer in a range of processing applications, but achieving lasting durability for such thin coatings in real-world settings has been a major…