Kalina Cycle technology to reduce power consumption
Wasabi Energy has teamed up with Denmark's FLSmidth in to step up sales of Wasabi's Kalina Cycle waste heat recovery process to the cement industry. Kalina Cycle waste heat technology has substantial advantages over conventional thermal power engines. Kalina engine can produce up to 50 per cent more power generation from the same heat input (working particularly well at temperatures below 200° C), making it an ideal solution for generating useful energy from waste heat, The firm claims the company. Wasabi and FLSmidth believe the technology is particularly well suited to the typical heat sources available in a cement plant, with the Kalina engine recovering waste heat from cement process gas streams - specifically pre-heater and clinker cooler exhaust gases. Wasabi estimates that the integration of the Kalina Cycle technology into a cement plant in a waste heat recovery configuration has the potential to reduce overall power consumption by between 10 and 20 per cent. On this basis, the firm said, the technology has the potential to reduce power consumption in the global cement industry by up to 9,132 MW.