By definition, the carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels. How does this impact your selection of heat processing equipment?
By definition, a carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels. A carbon footprint is often expressed as tons of carbon dioxide or tons of carbon emitted, usually on an annual basis. A company's carbon footprint is the direct effect its actions (including manufacturing processes) have on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. Did you know that an effective heat exchanger, whether installed on a process oven, industrial boiler, regenerative thermal oxidizer, or catalytic oxidizer, will significantly reduce a company’s carbon footprint?
Even if your process exhaust doesn't require oxidation, a heat exchanger will reduce the amount of combustion gas emissions your company emits into the atmosphere both inside and outside the facility. This is because you'll be burning less fuel. Not only is pollution control good for our world, it's good for your employees as well. This becomes a win-win situation, because you will also be reducing your energy costs and positively affecting your company's bottom line. In short, the most logical first step to pollution control is to add a heat recovery system.
Understanding Carbon Footprint
January 1, 2009