Reduce Your Costs With Green Drying
Louisville Dryer specializes in green drying by using low energy and ecological options that will significantly cut your costs. Using clean steam rather than products of combustion, Louisville Steam Tube Dryers are one of the most ecological drying technologies.
Our Steam Tube Dryers are indirect heat dryers utilizing the latent heat from clean low temperature saturated steam rather than hot gases from fossil fuel fired combustion systems. This highly efficient heat transfer design also makes our Steam Tube Dryers one of the most thermally efficient drying technologies.
Higher thermal efficiency means lower fuel consumption and lower operating costs than other drying technologies.
Many industrial processes now utilize waste heat boilers, boilers designed to use process waste streams, or biomass as fuel. What was once a waste stream can now be a low cost, environmentally friendly energy source in a Louisville Steam Tube Dryer used to replace less efficient higher emission drying processes.
Our Steam Tube Dryer design uses low temperatures which releases fewer volatiles from organic compounds than other types of higher temperature direct heat drying technologies. This eliminates the need for costly Thermal Oxiders often required for other drying technologies.
For example, the residual spent grains from the fermentation process in both beverage alcohol and ethanol production are dried in Louisville Steam Tube Dryers and sold as high nutrient animal feed.
In the manufacture of Soda Ash, Louisville Steam Tube Dryers are used to convert Sodium Bicarbonate into Sodium Carbonate where CO2 is generated, captured in the dryer, and returned to the process to make more feedstock. Direct Heat drying technologies would contaminate the valuable CO2 by-product. Waste paper sludge which for decades had been sent to landfill is now being dried in Louisville Steam Tube Dryers and returned to the boiler as fuel. Call our experts today at 800-735-3163 to find out how your industry can benefit from the green technologies of a Louisville Steam Tube Dryer.