Solar solutions for pulp & paper
Absolicon solar collector T160 concentrates the incoming light making heat up to 160 degrees and steam up to 8 bar for industry processes such as bleaching, washing, drying and pulp digesting.
Industries generally rely on an internal energy production, most typically steam boiler systems for heat production. Whatever may be the energy demand of the industry, the most commonly used energy source is fossil fuels. The growing awareness of the detrimental effects of fossil fuels has for decades pointed towards the necessity to bring forth alternate, non-exhaustible energy sources that can reduce the CO2 emissions.
Range of applications for solar heating
- Paper drying
- Pulp digesting
The Absolicon T160 Solar collector have multiple areas for implementation in the pulp and paper sector.
Bleaching and washing. Large amount of hot water is used for processes like bleaching and washing in the pulp and paper industry. The energy demand for heating this water can easily be supplied through solar thermal, replacing conventional fuels.
The drying process using industrial dryers require large amounts of heat, most commonly with steam or electric heating. The incoming air can be heated with solar energy prior to the conventional heating supply. This will ensure the highest possible collector efficiency, while ensuring that the set temperature of the air is reached.
Absolicon T160 Solar collector can be integrated to existing boiler system to reduce the energy cost. The integration points of highest interest are the make-up water, condensate, feedwater, and low-pressure steam. The highest possible solar system efficiency is achieved by prioritizing low temperature integrations points. Absolicon T160 can generate steam up to 160°C and 8 bar pressure.