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Press Release

Industrial Microwave Heating System

-70% Energy Savings and Three Times the Production Efficiency Compared to Conventional Solutions Achieved-
January  25,2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

As part of a NEDO project, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ryukoku University and Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd. jointly developed a high-efficiency microwave heating system that uses 500W-output gallium nitride (GaN) amplifier modules as heat sources.

The system uses a microwave internal heating method, resulting in 70% less energy consumption compared to conventional external heating systems that use fossil fuels as heat sources. Additionally, temperature distribution can be freely controlled through phase control of the microwave emitters, and we have developed a three-fold improvement in production efficiency for chemical generation compared to dispersed heating systems. Practical uses will be developed for high-level energy saving in the chemical industry.

  • Microwave heating equipment utilizing GaN amplifier modules

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Electronics, Materials Technology and Nanotechnology Department
Tel: +81-44-520-5281 E-mail: denzai@ml.nedo.go.jp