Evaporation Plants

An intelligent interconnection of all components of the process plant with different evaporator types, along with waste heat treatment for energetic optimization, make for the ideal Evaporation Plant.
GEA has the expertise to design tailored plant solutions that meet all requirements and specifications while minimizing investment and operating costs.

Evaporation plants are required whenever water or any other liquid needs to be removed, concentration must be increased or volume reduced, in an industrial process.

To meet any spectrum of specifications and requirements, GEA designs plant solutions combining different evaporator types, plant layouts and heating options. Each evaporator type and heating option offers its own benefits, the best suited for every commission are selected according to the main process parameters.

Thanks to ongoing research, development work throughout more than a hundred years and the experience of several thousand installed plants, GEA continues to provide the broadest technical expertise and the respected ability to offer the best solution for almost any product, evaporation rate, operating condition or application.

Evaporation Plants can be found in thousands of installations around the globe serving to diverse industrial processes that include but are not limited to:

  • Inorganic chemicals and salts
  • Fertilizers
  • Organic chemicals
  • Industrial wastewater
  • Organic and inorganic effluents
  • Stillage, steep and stick water, DDGS-effluents
  • Fiber board press water
  • Caprolactam, kaolin
  • Coffee and Tea extract, Coffee wastewater
  • Tabaco extract, 
  • Food and dairy products
  • Extracts and hydrolysates
  • Starch and protein products
  • Food ingredients
  • Meat and bone extract
  • Texturizers, Gelatin and sweeteners
  • Beverages
  • Juice concentrates, malt extract
  • Fermentation products
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Heating options for thermal separation plants

Traditionally, an evaporator or crystallizer is heated by live steam, but waste heat can be used as energy source as well, as long as the amount of energy required for the thermal separation process is given.

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