Because of rising cost of fuel and awareness about sustainability, there is great demand for alternative sources of fuel.
While earlier, petrol, diesel, and compressed natural gas were the only types of fuel popularly known and used, today biogas has also joined the list.
Biogas is generated from waste materials, by converting the energy in the waste materials into fuel. Biogas is a supposed to be an environment-friendly alternative to conventional fuel. And the most important equipment to create biogas is a sludge heater.
Most industrial and municipal operations produce sludge, which is then required to cool or heat to harness its energy.
Two kinds of Sludge Heaters
This process is handled by the sludge heater. It is actually a heat exchanger that is used to harness the energy produced by the sludge. It is generally part of sewage treatment but can also be used to treat any kind of industrial waste. Sludge digestion is of two kinds: aerobic and anaerobic.
Aerobic digestion is the process that naturally takes place wherein gas is generated from waste materials. Anaerobic sludge digestion is done mechanically with the help of the sludge heater.
Removing sludge from any machinery is essential because it leads to buildup and clogs the parts. But sludge can also be used to generate energy. Sludge can be dried or incinerated. While drying consumes heat, incineration produces heat, which is then used as green energy.
Komax Systems Inc specializes in tube in tube heater exchanger for sludge heating and digestion in a variety of industries.
Komax is widely regarded for static mixers but their heat exchangers, steam heaters, starch cookers, and sludge heaters are no less efficient. Some of the benefits of Komax sludge heater are:
Komax has been in business for over 40 years, producing a variety of mixers, heaters, heat exchangers, and starch cookers for a wide range of industries around the world. With their expertise and knowledge, people have only come to expect the best from Komax.
Also called liquid heat exchangers, sludge heaters are an essential component of several industries, including waste water and sewage treatment.
The best part about Komax sludge heater is that it doesn’t clog and requires almost no maintenance. You can simply keep using it for years without worries!