Heat exchangers are a device that makes the transfer of heat between two fluids possible. There are many industrial applications that this applies to for both cooling and heating purposes. Some of the industries that are common to find heat exchangers like coal, mining, steel, pulp, and wastewater.
The type of fluid and its pressure determines which heat exchanger is the best for its use. A plate exchanger is especially designed for heat transfer between low and medium pressure fluids.
Shell and tube exchangers are more suitable for high-pressure applications. While for cooling, a circulating fluid air-cooled heat exchangers are preferred.
Anaerobic digestion is a common process in the production of biogas. This process involves:
One of its key applications is the sewage sludge treatment process.
Plate heat exchanger processes thin plates connected with each other with spaces between the two to let the fluid flow between surface areas. These are significantly compact and very efficient for transferring heat between low and medium pressure fluids.
For high-pressure applications, shell and tubes that consist of bundles of tubes inside a shell to transfer heat from within it and around it is an ideal instrument.
Air-cooled heat exchangers have fine tubes, and it cools liquid by forcing air to the exterior of the tubes in which the fluid circulates.
The Komax Klean-Wall Heat Exchanger can be utilized for mixing and heating municipal sludge, FOG, and manure for aerobic and anaerobic digestion purposes. It enhances the biogas production and also helps in the production of Class A biosolids.
The heat exchanger is more thermally efficient than a straight shell-and-tube heat exchanger due to the patented non-clogging mixing elements known as the Hi-Pass mixing elements.
A few of the benefits of the Komax Klean Wall Heat Exchanger