IST International Surface Technology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 11–13 | Cite as

Generating electricity from waste heat from thermal exhaust air purification

  • Robert Klamser
Liquid Coating Exhaust Air Purification

JOT has already reported on the benefits of using micro gas turbines for direct electricity generation from the thermal energy of VOC emissions after exhaust air purification. The economic efficiency of direct electricity generation from VOC emissions is reduced for companies with in-house painting facilities and exhaust air flows showing a material composition critical for micro gas turbines. In such cases, it is advisable to generate electricity from waste heat from conventional thermal exhaust air purification systems.

Many manufacturing companies are familiar with the problem: in the 31st German Federal Emission Control Act (BImSchV), the authorities prescribe that the exhaust air coming from production systems must be treated using an exhaust air purification system. This can, for example, be the case for painting facilities. The subsequent talks with the manufacturers of the systems show that the investment and operating costs for exhaust air purification can considerably exceed...

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loratech GmbHHeilbronnGermany

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