An evaporator is a device used to turn the liquid form of a chemical into its gaseous form, i.e. The liquid is evaporated, or vaporized, into a gas.
TMC Fluid Systems supplies turn-key engineered systems for Mechanical Vapor Compression (or MVC as it is commonly referred to).
Mechanical Vapor Compression Evaporators are used for:
- Sea Water Desalination
- Waste Water Treatment, etc.
So what exactly is Mechanical Vapor Compression?
Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) is the evaporation method by which a compressor is used to compress and thus increase the pressure of the steam produced.
Since the pressure increase of the steam also generates an increase in the steam temperature, the same steam can serve as the heating medium for the liquid being concentrated from which the vapor was generated to begin with.
This makes this evaporation method very energy efficient. When this compression is performed by a mechanically driven compressor, the evaporation process is referred to as MVC (Mechanical Vapor Compression) or MVR (Mechanical Vapor Recompression).