Busch sends a regular Vacuum newsletter – the World of Vacuum. The latest edition has a number of interesting articles:
Fresh Water for the Sea
The use of vacuum reduces energy requirements during desalination. Water is an increasingly scarce resource as the global population increases, and tapping into the inexhaustible reserves of the ocean is the most obvious next step. Potable fresh water is extracted from sea water in desalination plants, and vacuum plays a crucial role in the process.
Vacuum processes increase the efficiency of flywheels. Flywheels store and immediately re-release kinetic energy; this is ideal if large amounts of energy are needed very quickly. Vacuum processes make this technology more efficient.
Vacuum processes make for clean cities. No bins, no refuse collection vehicles, no noise and lower emissions – central vacuum systems offer entirely new approaches to waste disposal.
The “sleepy” delicacy from Lombardy
Grandpa Natale’s Gorgonzola is enjoyed all over the world thanks to vacuum processes. “Stracchino di Gorgonzola” or “sleepy Gorgonzola” cheese has been produced in the Italian region of Lombardy as early as the 11th century. The use of vacuum technology for packaging makes it possible for the cheese to be enjoyed worldwide.