There is presently a great deal of interest in renewable source or "free" energy. The U. S. Department of Energy recognizes waste heat as one of these renewable sources and much effort is being exercised to fully utilize waste heat capabilities.

Industry in Oklahoma has recognized the wealth of potential in waste heat recovery and has completed numerous projects in the area. This paper summarizes the major Oklahoma industrial waste heat projects. For each project, the objectives, results, and suggestions are given. Particular emphasis is given on cost effectiveness, evaluation and application to other industries.

Included in the study among others are companies that (1) use incinerator waste heat to generate low pressure steam for plant use, (2) use refrigeration waste heat for facility conditioning requirements, (3) use exhaust heat and a "heat wheel" to recover heat for conditioning requirements, and (4) recover waste heat from cooling water.

Meeting Name

5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings


Waste Heat Utilization

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

12 Oct 1978