Skip to main content
Project Info ACTIVE Project Title

Acoustic drying for Industrial Processes

Project Number ET22SCE0003 Organization SCE End-use Process Loads Sector Industrial Project Year(s) 2021 - 2025
The day-to-day operations of printers and converters are driven by the many variables of press operation, the need for quality, speed and low production costs including energy efficiency. These operations use solvent- or water-based inks and adhesives that require some method of drying other than ultraviolet (UV) or electron beam (EB) curing materials, which are cured using mercury lamps or an electron beam. Solvent-based ink and adhesive technologies have their own regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO, or incinerator), associated maintenance costs, and environmental compliance requirements that have become even more complex as the world moves toward the use of more sustainable materials.  This project is focused on testing new Acoustic Drying (AD) processes at two businesses located in SCE service territory. Test sites will be chosen to replace existing gas or electric based curing processes, and to provide a hybrid approach where only part of the process is replaced with AD.
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company logo
  • Southern California Edison Company logo
  • Southern California Gas Company logo
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company logo
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District logo
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power logo
  • CEC logo

Copyright © 2024 Energy Transition Coordinating Council. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

The ETCC is funded in part by ratepayer dollars and the California IOU Emerging Technologies Program, the IOU Codes & Standards Planning & Coordination Subprograms, and the Demand Response Emerging Technologies (DRET) Collaborative programs under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The municipal portion of this program is funded and administered by Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.