High-temperature microwave-processing technology has, indeed, moved from the laboratory to the factory floor. With reliable, effective and affordable commercial-scale equipment now available, industrial users can integrate knowledge from research institutions with high-quality microwave equipment to create time and energy savings in their processes. The next step leads to looking at new materials, new components and new reaction pathways that microwave processing has opened up. The current development of microwave processes and equipment in the thermal-process industries is like the introduction of electric heat to these industries in the 1930s - it will be a cleaner, faster, lower cost, more efficient production method that has not yet reached its full potential.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Specialist publication||Industrial Heating|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes