Learn More About RF Heating
Radio Frequency (RF) Heating is a technology where rapidly varying electric fields produce heat within a targeted material. Radio Frequency heating (also known as dielectric heating) shares much in theory with a domestic microwave oven, however it is very different in practice with significant advantages when employed on a large scale.
Benefits of RF Heating
Direct Heating Reduces Process Time
Very Little Wasted Energy
Industries that Benefit from RF Heating
RF Heating finds applications in many industries. RF Heating systems are deployed in food, textiles, automotive, plastics, agriculture, and oil and gas applications. Aethera’s innovative RF generator technology makes RF heating affordable in many new applications.
How Can RF Heating Help My Business?
When using Aethera’s RF generators, we expect more than 90% of the electrical energy input to directly result in heating and evaporation in the product. Because the process has such high energy efficiency, RF heating may have the lowest energy cost of any electric heating method.
Compared with fuel-based sources such as Natural Gas, electricity may often be a more expensive source of energy. However, with combustion sources, a large portion of energy input does not result in heating and evaporation. When these lower efficiencies are considered, RF heating will often have a lower energy cost.
The energy cost advantage of RF heating will improve over time as governments impose carbon taxes on fuel based energy sources or require emitters to participate in cap and trade markets.
RF heating systems utilizing Aethera’s advanced solid-state (no vacuum tubes) RF generators are very reliable reducing maintenance costs and losses with down time.
Green Technology - Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Compared to heating and drying with combustion heat sources (natural gas, oil, coal or other combustibles) Radio Frequency heating involves no direct CO2 emission. Only clean electricity is drawn from the power grid.
Because there is no combustion, there is no flue-gas or need for a stack. This reduces capital and operating costs including administration related to local emissions legislation. With RF heating and drying, emissions are often limited to a liquid condensate or vapour freely vented. In some cases, condensate may generate a new revenue opportunity.