Waste Heat to Power generally refers to capturing waste heat that an industrial site or combustion process is already emitting, and turning it into clean electricity. This is an important resource for vastly increasing industrial energy efficiency, improving the competitiveness of the U.S. industrial sector, and providing a source of pollution-free energy.
Three essential components are required for waste heat recovery:
- An accessible source of waste heat
- A recovery technology
- A use for the recovered energy