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Total Site Utility Systems Optimisation for Milk Powder Production
This study applies the Total Site Heat Integration method, in conjunction with a detailed process and utility model, to investigate three methods to increase the energy efficiency of the utility supply system for milk powder production. Sequentially explored opportunities are: (1) increasing boiler efficiency through condensing economisers, (2) waste heat recovery from the chiller unit, and (3) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for electricity production. The basis for the analysis is the anticipated future milk powder ...
Optimal Energy Supply Structures for Industrial Sites in Different Countries Considering Energy Transitions: A Cheese Factory Case Study
This present study focuses on analysing the most efficient utility energy supply structure in terms of primary energy efficiency, carbon emissions and energy costs. In the German dairy industry, separate conversion with gas fired steam boiler, and cooling with ammonia chillers are the-state-of-the-art technologies. It is attractive due to its robustness and low investment costs. But given the ongoing energy transition to renewable energy, opportunities to reduce emissions will become increasingly important. There are ...
Energy Efficiency Measures for Batch Retort Sterilization in the Food Processing Industry
The purpose of this study is to highlight the energy saving potentials of a batch retort sterilization process operated by steam and to develop concepts for improving its energy efficiency. By using the methodical approach of the Onion Diagram and the recovery of low grade heat sources, four comprehensive improved energy efficiency concepts have been developed. Two concepts increase the initial product temperature resulting in lower transient steam consumption rates and a decreased energy demand. The other two options ...