Every Kilowatt of energy that is used in a laundry is eventually lost to the drain or to the atmosphere and must be replaced with ‘new energy’. A substantial proportion of the lost energy can be recovered and used again, reducing new energy consumption by up to 50%.
Water has become an expensive resource too, and with climate change and population growth, the pressure is on to reduce Industrial consumption to a minimum.
Aquatherm is a highly efficient heat recovery system that can extract 60% to 90% of the energy contained in laundry waste water (depending on temperatures and flows). The recovered energy is used to preheat incoming cold process water, reducing the need for steam in the washing process to a small fraction of the previous demand. As a by-product of this process, hot rinsing reduces the level of moisture retained after extraction. With a drier load heated all through, drying times are reduced, increasing output and saving energy at the same time.
In this site we describe the methods and systems that Aquatherm has developed over nearly 4 decades to reduce the use of gas, oil, coal, electricity, water, chemicals and time in laundries . By employing these methods correctly, a laundry business will run more efficiently, use less energy and have a smaller carbon footprint.
If you prevent energy and water from leaving the building, there is no need to replace it - it’s as simple as that.
Between 25 and 40% of the energy used by most laundries is used for heating water for washing. All of this energy goes to waste.