Combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) production from waste heat in the zinc industry
Zinc oxide production by the French process is a high energy-consuming industrial process. The process generates a large amount of waste heat through the melting and vaporization of zinc. Waste heat recovery is an effective way to increase energy efficiency that leads to reduce energy costs and utility consumption in the system.it is important to recover the maximum amount of heat in the process and use it in another application instead of releasing it into the air. The main objective of this project is to find a technical and economical solution for waste heat recovery in the ZnO production process. A combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) production system is proposed for heat recovery purpose.