Gas extraction: A major area of application for side channel blowers is the removal and recovery of gas from landfills and waste composts/centres. Reusable gas can be transformed into electricity, for example by capturing the oxygen in rubbish piles.
Laminating: Another application is the laminating process in solar panel manufacturing. The panels are made by layering various films and then glass. Once all the materials are in place, the ESAM blower in vacuum mode sucks the air from the layers. The panel is then baked at high temperatures to bond the layers tightly together.