Multi Effect Evaporator
Multi Effect Evaporator

Multi-effect concentrator

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The multi-effect concentrator is an energy-saving evaporation device, which uses heat energy to concentrate solution step by step through a number of concentration units working in series.
Mainly composed of multiple concentration stages, heat exchangers and vacuum systems, it is widely used in chemical, food and environmental protection industries to improve solution concentration and reduce wastewater discharge.
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Product Details

Product introduction

Multi-effect concentrator is a device that makes efficient use of steam latent heat. It is composed of multiple concentration units in series. Each unit is called one effect. In this system, the primary steam is used as a heat source in the first effect, and the secondary steam produced is sent to the next effect to heat the steam, and this process continues until the final effect, where the unused steam is finally sent to the condenser and condensed by cooling water. This configuration greatly saves energy consumption because the initial input of heat energy is reused in multiple stages.


Composition of multi-effect concentrator

The multi-effect concentrator is mainly composed of several concentrator stages, heat exchanger, vacuum system and other core components.
Concentrator stage: This is the core part of the entire unit, each stage includes a heat accumulator, concentrator and separator. The solution to be treated first enters the first stage concentrator, and after being heated and evaporated, the steam and liquid are separated by the separator.

Heat exchanger: In a multi-effect concentration system, the heat exchanger for each effect is critical. The primary heat exchanger is responsible for introducing raw steam to provide heat, while each subsequent heat exchanger uses the secondary steam produced in the previous effect as its heat source.

Vacuum system: This system is used to maintain the appropriate operating pressure to ensure that the concentration of each effect is carried out at the optimal pressure, which in turn affects the boiling point of the solution and the concentration efficiency.


Characteristics of multi-effect concentrator

High energy efficiency: Multiple concentration units are operated in series, so that the secondary steam generated when evaporating in the former effect concentrator is used as the heating steam of the latter effect concentrator, so that the heat energy is recycled many times and the energy consumption is significantly reduced. Compared with the traditional single-effect concentrator, the multi-effect device is more efficient in energy utilization.

Various types of equipment: According to the specific material characteristics, equipment investment and operating costs of different needs, can choose different number of enrichment devices, such as single effect, double effect, three effect, four effect and even five effect.

Strong adaptability: Multi-effect concentration technology has been maturely applied in seawater desalination, high-salt wastewater treatment and other fields, effectively solve the scaling problem, showing excellent adaptability and stability.

Space saving: The compact multi-stage concentration and condensation design allows the multi-effect concentration plant to have a small footprint, save production space, and facilitate maintenance and operation.


Application field of multi-effect concentrator

Chemical field: Mainly used for the separation and concentration of various solutions, such as inorganic salts (sodium sulfate, sodium chloride, etc.) and the concentration of organic compounds.
Food field: Widely used in fruit juice, vegetable juice, dairy products and other concentrated processing, not only to maintain the original flavor of food, but also to extend the shelf life of products.
Environmental protection: Mainly used in industrial wastewater treatment, especially in the treatment of high-concentration dissolved solid wastewater, effectively remove pollutants, reduce environmental burden.


Technical principle of

The principle of multi-effect evaporator technology is based on the heat transfer and phase change process in thermodynamics, and the multiple utilization of heat energy is realized through multiple evaporators in series.


The working principle of the multi-effect evaporator is to use the secondary steam produced in the previous effect (evaporator) as the heating steam for the next effect. In this way, each effect operates at a different pressure, and as the pressure decreases, the corresponding heating steam temperature and the boiling point of the solution decrease in turn. Specifically, the first effect is usually heated using an external heat source, such as raw steam, which boils the solution and produces steam. This steam is then transported to the secondary effect as its heating source, where the solution also boils and produces steam. This process continues until the final effect.


It is worth noting that the greater the efficiency of the multi-effect evaporation system, the more obvious the theoretical energy saving effect, because the consumption of new steam will be less. But in fact, with the increase of efficiency, the increase in energy-saving effect will gradually decrease, and the fixed investment cost of equipment will also increase. Therefore, the common multi-effect evaporation system is generally 3 to 5 effects.


Production of equipment




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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What factors should be considered in the design of multi-effect evaporator?
A: When designing a multi-effect evaporator, it is necessary to consider the nature of the feed solution (such as concentration, viscosity, temperature, etc.), the processing capacity, the quality requirements of the product, and energy consumption and other factors.


Q: What is the operation difficulty of multi-effect evaporator system?
A: The main difficulty in operating a multi-effect evaporator system is to precisely control the heat transfer process between the steam and the material to ensure evaporation efficiency and product quality. In addition, it is also necessary to pay close attention to the operating status of the equipment to discover and solve possible problems in a timely manner.


Q: How to optimize the operation efficiency of multi-effect evaporator?
A: To optimize the efficiency of the multi-effect evaporator, the following measures can be taken: Regular cleaning of the heat exchanger to reduce scaling; Keep the system at an appropriate vacuum; Ensure feed temperature and concentration stability; Timely discharge of non-condensable gas; And maintain good sealing to prevent heat loss.


Q: What are the common faults in multi-effect evaporators?
A: Common failures include pump blockage or damage, pipeline leakage, abnormal pressure, insufficient heating, and reduced separation efficiency. These problems can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as aging equipment, improper operation, or changes in material properties.


Q: How to clean and maintain the multi-effect evaporator?
A: The multi-effect evaporator should be cleaned regularly to remove the sediment and dirt on the tube wall. This is usually done by chemical cleaning or mechanical cleaning. At the same time, pumps, valves and other dynamic equipment need to be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure their good operating condition.