A Basque small company that designs and produces tailor-made ceramic & cermet formulations wants to produce a new specific product for combustion fumes heat recovery and condensation technologies. Therefore, it is looking for partners with track background in the designing and putting into operation of cold end gas condensers for energy plants.
Since internal ceramic coating in tubes is key to protect them against corrosion, the Basque SME now requires manufacturing and operation specifications in order to develop the final formulation of an advanced carbon steel tubes coating to be applied in fume heat recovery installations.
After technical studies carried out in the laboratory, the Basque company thinks that they will be able to launch a product with the following major advantages if the right partner is found:
• A cheaper old end flue gas condenser: using coated carbon steel will allow the building of industrial scale well over 20MWh of recovered heat with a short return of Investment periods.
• Recovery of the sensible & latent heat (by condensation) of the fumes, increasing the thermal efficiency of the plant in around 10%.
• Fumes are extremely clean and harmless to the environment because acid rain is produced in the plant
• This acid “New Water” can be easily neutralized with soda and employed in other industrial applications with no need (or reduction) of the use of water from the grid or nature.
Just to give an idea of the water recovery potential, the company estimates that in a Power Plant generating 50MW of electricity, the recovered “acid rain water” can be around 12 – 20 Tmh-1 due to the right application of the internal coating in the tubes.
The company is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance, manufacturing agreements and technical cooperation agreements.