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2016-08-31 12:00

FRESH NRG Handbook for Solar Industrial Apps

FRESH NRG Deliverable “Handbook for Solar Industrial Applications at 100-250°C” published ¬ Weinstadt, Germany

2016-08-31

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2016-08-29 16:15

FRESH NRG Workshop in Jordan

Successful national FRESH NRG Workshop at Mutah University ¬ Mu’tah, Jordan

2016-08-29

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2016-08-11 12:30

FRESH NRG collector field installed at Mutah University

FRESH NRG collector field was successfully installed at Mutah University ¬ Mu'tah, Jordan.

2016-08-11

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2016-06-17 10:15

FRESH NRG 9th MB Meeting

FRESH NRG final Management Board Meeting no. 09 at Solitgua ¬ Gambettola, Italy.

2016-08-03/04

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Industrial Process Heat

 

A vast number of industrial processes that require thermal energy can be realised by integrating traditional energy sources with solar energy. In sectors where medium temperature heat is required concentrating and tracking collectors can be used to generate process heat. Energy savings and environmental pollution reduction are particularly efficient in processes where daily and annual demands for heat are constant, or where peaks of demand are reached during summer (e.g.: dry-cleaning facilities for tourist resorts)

Industrial processes suitable for integration with solar concentrating collectors

Industry Process Temperature [°C]
Food and beverages cleaning
pasteurisation
sterilisation
drying
cooking
80 – 150
80 – 110
130 – 150
130 – 240
80 – 100
Plastic extrusion and drying 150 – 180
Chemical heat treatments
boiling
distillation
drying
150 – 180
95 – 100
110 – 300
150 – 180
Paper bleaching and drying 130 – 180
Textile washing
heat treatment
bleaching
dyeing
80 – 100
80 – 130
60 – 100
100 – 160
Industrial cleaning steam washing 150