2012-07 GEA Wiegand launched at the ACHEMA a new system (Genesis) to evaporate heat sensitive products or highly contaminated waste streams. Genesis replicates the natural weather system in an enclosed environment.
Evaporating and condensing water at low temperatures under atmospheric pressure by use of a heat pump as sole energy source is the principle of the Genesis appliance.
The designs of the evaporation and condensation chambers are based on decades of GEA Wiegand knowledge on air exchange and scrubbing technologies. Process know-how of evaporation and crystallization was contributed by GEA Messo PT to adopt and further develop the Creative Water Technology to today’s Genesis appliance.
This new technology enables effluent treatment facilities to operate as profit centers rather than as cost centers through cost reductions in energy, disposables and operations, and revenue generation from recovered (undamaged) contaminants.
In contrast to alternatives such as high energy distillation, filters or biological processing, Genesis use a low-temperature, thermal distillation process called adiabatic recovery to desalinate, dewater and/or recycle highly saline and highly contaminated wastewater.
Genesis references are in use for treatment of waste streams in:
- Yeast industry
- Metal industries
- Chemical Industry
- Leather industry
Further potential applications are:
- Mining Industries
- Food industry
- Waste and leachate concentration