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Boiler stacks [Registered]

During a congress opening presentation in 2015 Peter Rein quoted Lubin and Esty (2010) as follows: “Sustainability has been identified as a megatrend, which requires businesses to adapt and innovate or be swept aside.” It is difficult today to find a more relevant comment for the sugarcane industry. Often when innovations are concerned one tends to think about large engineering projects such as cogeneration or fermentations. Here we look at the simpler possibility of using heat from boiler flue gasses. Stack losses represent the heat in the flue gas that is lost to the atmosphere. They depend on fuel composition‚…

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