Gas heater ready for commercial application

An EA Technology gas heater, which uses microwave energy rather than less effective conventional heating elements to heat gas streams to 2,000 degrees C almost instantly, is ready for commercial application, according to the Chester-based company. EA says the technique is a good way of achieving reaction temperatures in corrosive gases while avoiding unwanted chemical reactions at lower temperatures. One of the applications envisaged is as a pre-heater for incinerating hazardous materials.