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Dürr and Caloric sign environmental systems collaboration agreement

Bietigheim-Bissingen, 29 February 2012 – System manufacturers, Dürr and Caloric, will collaborate in the field of incinerators for disposal of saline exhaust gases and residual liquids. The two companies confirmed this partnership in a collaboration agreement. Caloric brings many years of experience with this technology, while Dürr will contribute immense market penetration and a strong presence in such target locations as Europe, Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC), China, and India. Werner Zondler, Vice President in charge of Environmental Systems Sales at Dürr Systems GmbH, and Dr.-Ing. Peter Neumann, Head of Sales at Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH, agree that, “These synergies will allow us to offer our customers superior technology and support for the complicated, highly demanding disposal of saline exhaust gases and liquids.”

These particular types of exhaust gases and residual liquids with high or low calorific values are generally produced in the pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical industries. A special case is the incineration of saline exhaust gases or residual liquids, for which Dürr and Caloric now offer joint solutions. Here, salt slag is formed in the combustion chamber of an air pollution control system and must be removed. This removal is generally achieved by means of a vertical arrangement of the combustion chamber with subsequent quench. The salts are dissolved in water, and insoluble constituents are collected and removed by a suitable system. Special attention must be paid to the design of the lining in case of alkaline salts because these salts attack the lining and destroy it over time.

This agreement combines Caloric’s great know-how with Dürr’s global presence and great market penetration. The collaboration is initially agreed for a period of five years.

Salt combustion system

Salt combustion system