Solar solutions for textile industry
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, dyeing, drying and heat setting.
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
- Heat setting
The Absolicon T160 Solar collector have multiple areas for implementation in the textile sector.
Bleaching, dyeing and washing. In textile industries, large amount of hot water is used for bleaching, dyeing, washing the cloth. It is easy to replace conventional fuels with solar thermal in those applications. The textile industry is under consumer pressure to reduce their emissions and several companies as IKEA and H&M has committed to net zero CO2 emissions already in 2030 from their products.
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.
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