Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) Evaporator

Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) Evaporator

The ENCON MVC Evaporator is a forced circulation flash evaporator utilizing mechanical vapor compression. Available in capacities from 40-4,000 gallons/hour, these highly Group-MVCautomated systems operate on steam and compressed air at a typical operating cost of $0.01-$0.02 per gallon of condensate. A variety of material of construction options are available to handle just about any waste stream.

Thermal separation processes such as evaporation and distillation can be energy intensive. In conventional evaporators, the energy content of steam vapor produced is lost to a large extent. Using mechanical vapor compression in our MVC Evaporators permits the continuous recycling of this energy by compressing the steam to a higher pressure and temperature. This steam is then used to heat the mother liquid.

Mechanical Vapor Compression not only greatly reduces energy costs, it also reduces the CO2 footprint. Of course, reduced energy costs doesn't matter if you're not getting the results expected. That is why ENCON custom designs and builds each MVC specific to the individual wastewater characteristics to provide the customer with the full purchased evaporation rate. The ENCON MVC Evaporator is designed for heavy duty industrial usage utilizing name brand, high quality components for long lasting performance and safety. Our four step mist-elimination process ensures the highest quality distillate.

 

Process Description

MVC Evaporator Process Description

The ENCON MVC Evaporator is a forced circulation flash evaporator utilizing mechanical vapor compression.

Evaporation is a process where water is removed from a feed stream to produce a concentrated discharge stream and a separate water stream.

A forced circulation flash evaporator utilizes a circulation pump to create a large circulation stream, and a pressure-reducing device (typically an orifice plate) to allow for flashing of the hot circulating stream.

In a Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) evaporator heat is transferred to the circulating stream by condensing vapor from the compressor(s). 

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Typical Installation

MVC Evaporator Installation

Installation for the ENCON MVC Evaporator is very straight forward and is generally handled by facilities, maintenance, or plant engineering personnel. ENCON Service Technicians are readily available to assist during the installation process based on the needs and capabilities of the customer.

The ENCON MVC is designed for clear access to components for quicker and less costly maintenance. Devices are strategically located in easy to see and easy to access locations.

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Evaporation Capacities

MVC Evaporators Capacities

ENCON MVC Evaporators are available in standard capacities from 40 - 4000 gallons per hour. Custom sizes are available. Contact ENCON for more information.

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Features & Benefits

ENCON MVC Industrial Evaporator System Features & Benefits

ENCON Evaporators custom designs and builds each MVC Evaporator to each customer's individual wastewater characteristics. This allows us to provide the lowest possible operating cost while also providing the full purchased evaporation rate, which is not possible with "one size fits all" designs.

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