Technical report: Energy Efficient Separation Systems

Separation systems can represent 40-70% of both capital and operating costs in industry. They also account for 45 % of all the process energy used by the chemical and petroleum refining industries every year. More efficient separation technologies and systems are critical factors for industries’ long-term sustainability; they reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and increase throughput. This led the IETS to initiate the project Energy Efficient Separation Systems – Annex IX.