Highly Efficient Biomass Dryer And Reactor Heating

CHALLENGE

Reduce energy consumption by biomass dryers and cook reactors, e.g., acid hydrolysis cellulosic cooking, both first- and second-stage hydrolysis vessels and acid reconcentrator towers.

SOLUTION

  • Dryer shells and internal agitators constructed with highly efficient PLATECOIL® Prime Surface Heat Exchanger panels.
  • Vessels constructed with PLATECOIL Prime Surface Heat Exchanger jackets.

RESULTS

  • In both cases, more efficient heat transfer to the biomass or to the cook.
  • Reduced steam consumption.
  • More even heating.
  • Prevention of scorching or overcooking.

PLATECOIL®-jacketed biomass shell with PLATECOIL heated baffles.