Turning down the heat - Innovation Magazine
Although not the main contributor on a global scale, combustion by industry has been associated with localized high volume and high concentration sources of CO2 emissions. This is especially true for industries characterized by high energy consumption such as the pulp and paper, chemical, gas and petroleum, steel and mineral processing industries. In addition, the high exhaust temperatures of stack gases (350°F to 2000°F) generated by these industries adds even more heat to the atmosphere. Reducing both CO2 production and high stack exhaust temperatures at the source is a logical step in addressing the GHG pollution and global warming problem, and BC engineers are at the forefront in developing innovative technologies to reduce industrial emissions from fossil fuel combustion. Chief among these is submerged combustion technology, a proprietary heating method that is highly energy efficient, reduces stack exhaust to near ambient temperatures, and is especially suited for heating dirty and corrosive fluids or for evaporative processes.