Chemical Industry

    • Endothermic chemical reaction through solar steam
    • Distillation, evaporation and drying through solar steam, solar hot air
    • Cooling and refrigeration through solar steam
    • Effluent treatment through solar steam

The Chemical Industry includes basic chemicals and its products, petrochemicals, paints and varnishes, gases, fertilizers and alcohol. It is one of the most diversified of all industrial sectors covering thousands of commercial products. It plays an important role in overall development of Indian economy. It provides chemicals to various other industries such as paper, paint and textiles. The huge agricultural sector also depends heavily on the chemical industry through fertilizers. The chemical manufacturing process is quite complex due to wide variety of outputs having different properties. The typical energy intensive processes in the chemical plant are distillation, evaporation, packaging, centrifuging and drying. Heat is required in almost all forms such as low and high pressure steam, hot water and hot air. Also there is large demand for refrigeration and air conditioning, for process and storage requirements of some chemicals. The solar steam generator assisted vapor absorption system is perfectly suitable for the air conditioning loads in the plant. The generic process flow diagram is not possible for the chemical industry due to wide range of the products and different manufacturing processes required for these products. Some of the typical processes in the chemical industry are shown in the following figure. The processes that can be integrated with the solar thermal system are marked with (*).

clique chemical industry

Clique Solar has received developmental support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and I.I.T. Bombay for its ARUN Solar Boiler Technology