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SubCom® Articles and Presentations

SubCom® in the News

The innovative technology of SubCom® has made it the subject of continued media coverage from a variety of notable trade publications.

Here is a selection of magazines that have covered Submerged Combustion along with some of our most informative and well-known papers and presentations about it.

Team Zero: Western Canada’s Inproheat is ready to take on the ultimate challenge facing oil and gas operations – zero liquid emissions

Canadian Mining & Energy (Winter 2017/2018) 

by Jillian Clark

This article discusses Inproheat’s history, the success of Submerged Combustion, and the company’s successful participation in the Foresight ARCTIC Challenge – with the goal of applying its technology towards zero liquid discharge for mining, oil, and gas operations.

Efficient volume reduction and concentration of mining waste water with direct contact evaporation technology

Enermin 2016 International Seminar on Energy Management in Mining (August 2016) 

by Steven Panz and Wesley Young of Inproheat Industries.

Efficient and effective treatment of mining related waste solutions is a global concern. This presentation illustrates the principle fundamentals of direct contact heat transfer, namely Submerged Combustion, and how this energy efficient principle can be applied to the concentration of wastewater liquid streams through evaporation.

Submerged Combustion Heating and Evaporation

(July 2016) 

by Wesley Young and Steven Panz of Inproheat Industries.

Submerged Combustion is a method of direct contact heating that has been practiced in a wide range of industries for several decades. This paper explains the basic concepts of submerged combustion and how it can be applied to process heating of industrial aqueous solutions and slurries, and to the evaporation of solutions for the purposes of concentration or volume reduction.

Efficient heating of heap leaching solutions to minimize GHG emissions and cost of energy

Infomine Heap Leach 2013 Conference (September 2013) 

by Steven E. Panz and Wesley Young of Inproheat Industries.

This presentation focuses on the application of heating an aggressive low pH 1.0 to 2.0 Raffinate Solution at a copper heap leach operation. It discusses the technical design challenges that had to be overcome to utilize submerged combustion as the heating method and the resulting benefits realized.

Heating Iron Ore Slurry to Improve Filtering Efficiency Prior to Pelletizing

CIM Conference (May 2010)  

by Robert E Wood and Wesley Young of Inproheat Industries.

This paper describes the design process and expected outcomes of a slurry heating system, using submerged combustion technology, at an integrated steel plant in Mexico. The benefits of heating the slurry prior to filtering has been shown through independent studies, but has not been considered until now because of the high cost of heating the slurry using conventional heating technologies, such as a boiler / heat exchanger system, or direct steam injection.

Submerged Combustion: Turning Down the Heat on Global Warming

Innovation Magazine (June 2002)

by Eric Panz, Steven Panz, and Josef Jachniak.

The article is a review of several SubCom projects – the challenges they presented and how SubCom was successfully applied.

Consider Submerged Combustion For Hot Water Production

CEP Magazine (March 2002)

by Jason Bagley of Great Salt Lake Minerals.

The article reviews the fundamentals of the technology, provides an analysis of the attainable efficiencies, and discusses the advantages and limitations. The article concludes by providing recommendations for those considering the process.