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Deprag Schulz GmbH & Co explains the underlying concept behind energy recovery project
Time is pressing. Global temperatures have been rising unrelentingly for 30 years. The continued growth in the number of extreme natural disasters speaks clearly. At the climate summit in Cancun, the world community took a small step forward and set a limit for global warming to a maximum of two degrees Celsius. Researchers and industry are called upon to draw up and implement innovative climate protection projects.
There are a variety of approaches. Many industrial processes release and waste surplus energy. The recovery of untapped energy potential is therefore a crucial part of the fight against global warming. And an ambitious energy recovery research project has been pioneered by Deprag Schulz GmbH & Co. Managing Director Dr. Eng. Rolf Pfeiffer explains the underlying concept, “In many industrial processes, process gas escapes unused into the atmosphere.
Our basic idea was to tap these gases for the further generation of energy.” Energy recovery from process gases, however, is not a new concept. Rolf Pfeiffer says, “What is new with our development is that it enables the conversion of even small amounts of residual energy in the range of 5 to 20 kilowatts into electricity using a small, compact and decentralised energy recovery unit.” The first prototypes of the innovative Deprag turbine generator are finished in the development lab.
The patent has been registered; test series with the prototypes have been successfully concluded. Dr. Eng. Rolf Pfeiffer says: “We can now go into production with our product and are looking for partners who want to use this innovative system for energy recovery in their facilities. Our recovery system can be used in a variety of applications to convert process gases into electricity or even to utilise unused surplus heat.”