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Decanter for leading paper and packaging manufacturer in South Asia

Two CF 8000 decanters have now been supplied by GEA to ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division in Bhadrachalam, India. The decanters support the modernization and new construction project.

The Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division is a company in the paper and board industry in South Asia. Modern recovery boilers will be installed at the site to improve the ash handling process. The two new CF 8000 decanters are important components of the ash leaching stage of a modern Chemical Recovery Boiler.

The advanced chemical recovery boilers are not only an integral part of the pulp recovery process, but also generate electricity and steam for the entire mill. This project is being carried out by Valmet, the world’s leading developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet, in turn, had contracted GEA to supply the CF 8000 decabnters as part of this overall project.

Serves as immediate and later as long-term solution

The company has already delivered the two decanters. As a first step, they were initially installed to support the three existing, old recovery boilers. When the new boiler is ready, the ash leaching system, including the two decanters, will be connected to it. The installation of the decanters so far is therefore initially an interim solution, but one that will allow ITC to continue production without interruption and without interruption.

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Savings in steam consumption of up to 10 percent

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GEA is supplying Olin, a North American manufacturer of chlorine chemicals headquartered in Clayton near Saint Louis, with a thermal vapor recompressor for a distillation plant at its Stade site. The nozzle-needle controlled steam jet compressor enables the specific steam consumption for the thermal separation technology to be reduced by up to ten percent. For Olin, the reduction in specific steam consumption and the entire system for thermal separation technology has a positive impact on operating costs.

Size of jet pump and large control range had to be taken into account in project planning

The overall system was developed in close coordination with Olin and all the requirements defined in advance by the customer. In addition to the size of the jet pump (DN 800), the large control range was a challenge in planning the project. The choice fell on a system with a nozzle needle-controlled steam jet compressor. These are used for tasks that require a wide load range. Their advantage over control by a throttle valve is the constant high motive steam pressure. In this case, the adjustment to the required energy takes place exclusively via the control of the motive steam quantity. The loss of power that occurs with throttling is eliminated. This enables savings of up to ten percent in steam consumption. 

Wide range of applications for nozzle needle controlled steam jet compressors from GEA

In principle, nozzle needle controlled steam jet compressors can be used wherever excess waste heat can be compressed to a higher pressure level for further use as process energy.

 

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Requirement of adoption of comprehensive climate protection measures

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Danfoss, which is active in the fields of heating, cooling and drive technology, is calling for the adoption of comprehensive climate protection measures on the occasion of the UN Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow. According to the company, which is headquartered in Nordborg, Denmark, only if political decision-makers remain committed to the 1.5-degree target of the Paris Agreement and are prepared to create appropriate framework conditions will the concrete climate protection-related efforts of the private sector have a chance of success.

In the opinion of those responsible, priority must be given to increasing energy efficiency across all sectors, as this is where the greatest potential lies for achieving climate targets while at the same time strengthening economic and employment growth. Experts believe that around 40 percent of the CO2 savings required in the energy sector can be achieved through improved energy efficiency alone. But in fact, figures from the International Energy Agency show that progress in energy efficiency has reached a ten-year low. Globally, only a 0.8 percent increase in efficiency was achieved in 2020. Compared to the previous two years, the rate of increase has thus halved.

In an open letter to COP26 conferees, CEO Kim Fausing joined more than 90 other business leaders in criticizing current policies and calling for a rethink on several levels at once. The signatories of the letter are all members of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders and have voluntarily committed to aligning the entire value chains of the companies under their control with the Paris climate targets. Their central point of criticism: despite a commitment in principle to the 1.5-degree target, countries that are responsible for 60 percent of global CO2 emissions have so far addressed only one-fifth of their emissions share with their directives and regulations. Against this backdrop, the CEOs call for the following steps, among others:

-Take ambitious national action aligned with the Paris Agreement to help cut global CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and to zero by 2050
-Financially support developing countries’ climate change efforts, including reliably providing the minimum $100 billion already pledged
-Eliminate fossil fuel subsidies; reduce tariffs on climate-friendly goods; develop market-based, meaningful, and widely accepted carbon pricing mechanisms
-Incentives and support for development and scaling up of exemplary climate-smart technologies, including existing and proven approaches
-Investments in climate change adaptation of cities and settlements, as well as infrastructure and supply chains; i.e., in particular: improved disaster mitigation, sustainable and climate-resilient food production, and secure water supplies

“Businesses are ready to step up their investment in climate action – but greater ambition and concrete action is also needed from political leaders if we are to reduce our CO2 emissions to zero by 2050. The time for talk is over.”

– Martin Rossen, Senior Vice President Group Communications and Sustainability

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Visionary water projects honored with Lighthouse Awards

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Global organizations that have blazed a trail of innovation to conserve and improve water resources and implement sustainable processes have been recognized for their pioneering work. Recipients of the 2021 Lighthouse Awards include companies such as Carlsberg and Google, as well as organizations such as utilities. Now in their second year, the awards are presented by the Brave Blue World Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes scientific and educational stories related to water.

The award-winning organizations, so named because they are role models for others, have developed new ways to use technology, finance or partnerships to incorporate circular thinking into their practices to reduce their impact in water-scarce regions or build resilience in their local water systems.

“The Lighthouse Awards honor pioneers who are championing water innovation to create tangible change in their organization or community. They also provide us with an opportunity to raise awareness of the remarkable work being done in the global water community. The achievements of the 2021 awardees show us what is possible when bold ambitions are supported and encouraged. We are proud to honor the stories of these visionaries who are showing us the way to a sustainable water future.”

– Paul O’Callaghan, Founder, Brave Blue World Foundation

The selection process for the award, conducted by judges from technology market research firm BlueTech Research, was based on a set of criteria and was divided into project themes. These included blue-green infrastructure, water reuse, partnerships and communications, nature-based solutions, regeneration, watersheds and circular economy.

 

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