Industrial process and waste heat data for EU28

Published: 25-11-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/gyxjmvzbx8.1
Andrew Marina,
Simon Spoelstra,
Herbert Zondag,
Anton Wemmers


This data set is a collation of individual process data which gives information on the process and waste heat temperatures and quantities in the paper, chemical, refinery and food sectors. This data has been collated with the goal to determine the industrial heat pump market up to a temperature of 200°C. For each process, the focus has been on gathering data on the residual streams from the process to integrate heat pump technology. For the process heat requirement, this represents the hot utility. Similarly for the excess waste heat, streams are considered which are discarded to either ambient, or a cold utility. For the chemical and refinery industries, the process and waste heat amounts are made up exclusively of heat from reboilers and condensers respectively in distillation columns. The authors of the data set have collated such information from a large multitude of sources over many years working with industry. Where feasible, process flowsheet data from operating manufacturing facilities has been utilised. The data has been anonymized to avoid any confidentiality issues. Data with respect to distillation columns have been obtained by extracting anonymous information from a pinch studies database on chemical and refining processes from an engineering company. For process data which has been taken from the literature, the source(s) of information has been provided. More details are give in the references sheet. Initially, each process is characterised by the temperature and the heat quantity per produced product amount (GJ/t) of each residual heat stream. Where multiple process datasets are available for the manufacture of a particular product, the specific energy consumption of the processes has been averaged, and the relative temperature levels in the process adjusted accordingly. In this way, a single set of process data has been generated for the manufacture of each product identified, which is considered to be indicative of the manufacturing process of that product within EU28. The analysis was simplified by characterising heat streams as being either constant heat capacity or constant temperature. For moist air waste streams, in most cases the temperature was taken at the dew point. The EU-28 heat quantities have been determined by combining the specific energy use with for each product with production quantities (kT/a) within EU28 for the manufacture of each individual product for which process information existed. Production statistics from the year 2016 have been utilised from a number of sources, most commonly from the Eurostat Prodcom database. Data from industry bodies has also been used for some products. The references where these production statistics were acquired is provided.