PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Design of Compact, High Temperature Heat Exchangers for Micro-Turbines, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, and Industrial Heat Recovery

The design and manufacturing of highly effective micro-channel heat exchangers was formerly performed under Zess Industries. A reorganization under MCHX Technology now combines experience systems engineering in power generation, aviation and industrial processes with the pioneering product development and manufacturing experience in high temperature compact heat exchangers.

  • Micro-Channel Heat Exchangers (MCHX’s), often referred to as recuperators, are designed and manufactured by MCHX Technology for long term, reliable operation under harsh, high temperature conditions with an effectiveness as high as 90%.
  • MCHX Technology’s counter flow, robust micro-channel heat exchangers are manufactured of high temperature alloys and can be custom designed for optimum performance with your system.
  • MCHX Technology designs and manufactures high temperature, compact recuperators for applications in power generation, combined heat and power (CHP) and light weight ultra-compact recuperators for aviation turboprop engines with high performance sport planes and UAVs.
  • Pioneering the development of ultra-compact, high temperature MCHX’s:
    With funding by the US Department of Energy's Albany Materials Research Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) the founder of MCHX Technology, with over 20 years of experience with designing and manufacturing MCHX’s, pioneered work in the design and fabrication of high temperature, highly effective MCHX’s.
MCHX Technology, LLC.

The experienced engineering team at Zess Industries works closely with their customers to design the optimum recuperator for the customer’s system. 


High Effectiveness:  With counter flow design and high heat transfer coefficients, the MCHX can be designed for an effectiveness exceeding 90%.

Ultra-Compact Size:  Exceptionally large heat transfer surface area per volume.

Highly Durable:  Made of high temperature metal alloys and designed for long-term, reliable operation without failure in harsh, high temperature environments.

Lighter Weight:  For aviation and transportation applications, our heat exchangers are produced of high temperature Titanium alloy qualified for aerospace applications used to reduce recuperator weight.