According to the United States Department Of Energy (US DOE) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), over three-fifths of the energy used by power plants gets wasted in the form of heat and around 20% to 50% of industrial energy input is lost as waste heat. Waste heat recovery equipment find usage in a number of industrial applications such as heavy metal production, cement production, petroleum refining, chemical refining and natural gas compression.
The waste heat recovery system market is expected to grow two-fold between2014 and2020. Currently, Europe is the largest market in the global waste heat recovery systems, accounting for around 35-40% share of the global market. North America is the second-largest segment, followed by APAC region. The APAC region is expected to register a significant growth from 2014 to 2020, majorly due to government regulations and foreign direct investment in the region. The waste heat recovery systems market is expected to grow at a higher rate for emerging economies such as India and China as compared to developed economical regions, such as North America and Europe.
Unlike some chemical contaminants, the chemicals released from Teflon only get worse over time. The pans were made of cheaper materials in the past, and often flaked and chipped. In fact, studies show that as the cookware ages, the amount of chemical ingredients released into food increases – so if you’re cooking with old nonstick pans, you’re not only breathing the fumes, but ingesting the chemicals in your food, as well. This can make for dangerous levels of chemical contaminants in both your environment and your diet. In fact, most Americans have some of the chemicals in Teflon in their bloodstream.