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Eco Chiller

Energy recovery from water heated vaporization for industrial cooling water storage

February 2019
February 2019
Gallery Eco Chiller 1

Eco Chiller

Energy recovery from water heated vaporization for industrial cooling water storage

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date February 21, 2019
From France
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 5-6 - Market competition driving widespread deployment &/"Bankable" grade asset class

Cryogenic gases are stored in vacuum-insulated storage vessel in liquid stage at very low temperatures (up to -196°C for nitrogen). When such gases are required in gaseous stage for subsequent processes, the liquid cryogenic gas has to be vaporised before usage. In order to vaporise such gases, heat energy is required. Either it is done with ambient air but the cold energy form the gas is lost, or with warm water which is cost extensive. The Eco Chiller tackles this issue. Instead of preparing warm water requiring extra energy input, the Eco Chiller uses the existing heat for vaporisation or with other words, recovers the energy from the cryogenic gas by cooling down the water flow.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Recovery of up to 1,25 kWh (therm.) per 10 m³ of nitrogen (average)
  • Very good rate of recyclability and reusability as most of the material is aluminium or stainless steel.

The Financial Benefits

  • Saving 125000 kWh per year results in 10 000 USD/year of saving.

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Company Profile

Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.

Headquarters 75007 Paris, France
Type Company
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