More Efficient Wastewater Treatment with Heat Exchangers

In recent years, companies in every industry have endeavored to make every aspect of their operations greener and more energy efficient. In many instances, the use of eco-friendly thermal management solutions, such as heat exchangers, has been integral to those endeavors. Not only do modern heat exchangers create more efficient ways to handle electrical waste heat, but also help companies clean up their operations by utilizing natural, more environmentally friendly heat transfer principles.

Why companies implement wastewater treatment

The need to implement wastewater treatment processes wasn’t always an industry-spanning concern. However, as consumers and industry regulatory boards have demanded more eco-friendly business processes, wastewater treatment has become one of the more important measures companies can take. The process involves directing wastewater to an area where it can be subjected to treatment processes such as the introduction of beneficial microbes and the application of sustained heat. The heat allows the microbes to thrive as they neutralize and eliminate the harmful chemicals and other agents in the wastewater. It can also be a significant addition to a company’s overhead costs, which heat exchangers can help reduce by allowing companies to repurpose electrical waste heat.

Thermal management concerns with treating wastewater

There are several additional thermal management concerns that companies have to account for when implementing wastewater treatment processes. For example, the heat needed to treat the wastewater needs to come from somewhere, and the equipment used to facilitate the process must be properly cooled. The use of heat exchangers helps companies keep the additional thermal management needs and associated costs manageable by keeping the equipment cooled in an efficient and cost-effective way. They can also streamline operations further by utilizing the electrical waste heat they collect to facilitate the wastewater treatment process.

How heat exchangers help streamline the process

Traditionally, heat exchangers are designed to absorb electrical waste heat as soon as it’s generated by electrical components. Once it collects the heat, the fluid becomes less dense and can be easily transferred somewhere cooler to dissipate the heat. However, heat exchanger units can also be designed to repurpose the waste heat they collect to make use of it, rather than just dissipating it. In the case of wastewater treatment, this means electrical waste heat can be utilized to help mitigate the costs and energy consumption associated with the process.

For more information about more efficient wastewater treatment with heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.