The process of evaporation is used to fulfill numerous purposes in the chemical and process industry widely, including the concentration of solutions (often as a precursor to crystallization of the solute), vaporization of liquefied gases, refrigeration applications (cooling or chilling), and generation of pure and mixed vapors for process applications.The Evaporator is usually reserved vapors for the first of these applications, namely the evaporation of the solvent from a solution in order to concentrate the solution.Every evaporator design will have a means of transferring heat energy through a heat transfer surface as well as a means to effectively separate the vapors from the residual liquid or solid. Differences in how these separations are achieved distinguish one type of evaporator from another. Because of their efficiency, evaporators are well-suited to an array of industrial applications. They are particularly common in processing industries. Evaporators are widely employed in most of the industries that depend on a constant supply of fluids or chemicals.Heat recovery evaporators are used to convert seawater into clean water in desalination plants. Utility companies tend to prefer these evaporators over alternative solutions because of their simplicity and minimal energy requirements. The end result is lower operational costs. Evaporators are also used in oil fields to separate water and various other compounds from crude oil. Evaporators are also ideal for very low temperature applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries.Designed to serve a variety of practical uses, evaporators are a versatile solution to many common industrial challenges. At Alaqua, we use our experience and expertise to supply evaporators that thrive in any application.