Periodic Reporting for period 1 - EFFIKILN (Development of an efficient hydro-based, waste heat extraction system for kiln rollers in ceramic tile production)
Reporting period: 2017-05-01 to 2017-08-31
It is essential to create efficient systems such as Effikiln in the ceramic industry because, on the one hand, nowadays international and European regulations are becoming more restrictive with use of fossil energies (the main fuel for kilns where ceramic tiles are made); on the other hand, regulations and governments claim for a more reasonable use of energy and a reduction of the GreenHouse Gases (GHG) and particles emissions (which are produced in the ceramic tiles processing).
With EFFIKILN, we will implement hydro-based heat exchangers and a temperature regulation system in ceramic kilns. This will allow our end users to have the triple advantage of: being able to recover energy for re-use by minimizing losses up to 90%, reducing its environmental impact (avoiding 1,5 kt CO2/year), while maintaining the quality of ceramic products. Our objectives were to analyze the market for Effikiln, develop its technical plan, evaluate our IP and regulations and estimate a budget and financial projections. Results were positive and we will continue with the project.