Waste heat is a major problem for industries as well as the environment. While for industries, it results in process inefficiency and high costs, for the environment it results in increased CO2 emissions.
One of the sustainable ways is the use of heat pumps to capture the waste heat and use them for low temperature heating and drying applications.
What are the key sustainability benefits?
Heat pumps have advantages with high operational efficiency and reliability, They also minimize the associated CO2 emissions and help in significant energy savings.
How does this work?
The heat pump operates on the basis of a working fluid (refrigerant) which changes state (liquid/gas) in a continuous cycle and absorbs and releases heat It works on a thermodynamic principle where they use waste heat to increase air temperature to a more effective level.
Where is innovation needed (which part of the process)?
Challenges associated with industrial heat pumps include high upfront cost and technical difficulties in their installation. Innovations to reduce the installation costs and associated technical challenges are required.
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