Retanning (leather industry) and Leaching (mining industry) in the focus of solar heat
The retanning process is a common process to be targeted by solar process heat. Currently, 9 applications are successully operating with a total gross solar area of 5,317 m². 7 of these
Retanning in Thailand
Source: Aschoff Solar
Location of the leather factories with SHIP-applications.
Worldwide SHIP applications in the retanning process of leather industries
Source: AEE INTEC
The Codelco copper mine in Chile does not only have the biggest SHIP application worldwide, but also the biggest solar thermal collector field in general (39,300 m²). It keeps water to a constant temperature for the leaching process. A similar, but smaller application (790 m²) exists in Cyprus.