Improved Air Compression

The efficiency of electricity driven compressors used for air compression in the fertilizer industry can be improved by about 20% by diminishing leakages, applying different pressure level, and using cold air. 

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Improved Air CompressionCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: General Measures for Ammonia Plants
Energy Savings Potential
CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

The cost of improvement is estimated at €6.4/GJ (Nieuwlaar, 2001 p.15) .

Improved Air Compression Publications

ICARUS-4 - Sector Study for the Chemical Industry

This report by Evert Nieuwlaar provides information on energy consumption in 1995 and the energy consumption potential that exists within the chemical industry in the Netherlands. The data is intended for inclusion in ICARUS - 4 database, which gives an inventory of technical options for energy savings in all sectors in Netherlands. 

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