Thermal Oxidizers Articles

  • RTO upgrade sees significant benefits - Case Study

    A project this year to upgrade an existing RTO has been successfully completed in four areas: Increasing thermal efficiency by adding additional layers of ceramic honeycomb media into the RTO this has the benefits of energy reduction from lower gas consumption both during production & on standby. De-commissioning an old inefficient recuperative oxidiser which was attached to a single ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • Thermal Oxidiser – Huntsman Corporation - Case Study

    Project Details Customer Name: Huntsman Corporation The Brief: Process a chemical waste liquid stream resulting from the manufacture of amines Location of Installation: Llanelli, South Wales Products ...


    By Process Combustion Ltd

  • Thermal Oxidiser - Dickinson Legg - Case Study

    Project Details Customer Name: Dickinson Legg The Brief: Provide heat for drying tobacco products and oxidise waste gas. Location of Installation: China,  Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Egypt Products ...


    By Process Combustion Ltd

  • Thermal Oxidiser - Scottish Leather Group - Case Study

    Project Details Customer Name: Scottish Leather Group The Brief:  Scottish Leather were sending 30, 000 tonnes of waste to landfill each year. Turn that waste into heat and steam for processing leather and heating water Location of Installation: Bridge of Weir, ...


    By Process Combustion Ltd

  • Case study - Coating/hot foil stamping

    Location: New Jersey Equipment: Catalytic Recuperative Oxidizer 12,000 scfm capacity (1994 vintage) Installed: Fall 2003 Problem: Start-up company needed emission control with low capital and operating costs. Problem Details: The founders of this start-up had extensive experience with foil coating, as ...


    By Kono Kogs, Inc.

  • Case study - Specialty spiral core winding

    Location: Ohio Equipment: Adwest Technologies Regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) Manufactured in 1999; Refurbished 2016 5,000 scfm capacity Problem: A manufacturer of spiral cores for multiple products needed to economically control emissions. Their growth had resulted in increased emission tonnage and were nearing the ...


    By Kono Kogs, Inc.

  • Oxidative treatment of diclofenac via ferrate(VI) in aqueous media: effect of surfactant additives

    The potential reaction of diclofenac (DCF) with ferrate(VI) and influences of coexisting surfactants have not been investigated in depth, and are the focus of this study. The results demonstrated that DCF reacted effectively and rapidly with Fe(VI) and approximately 75% of DCF (0.03 mM) was removed by excess Fe(VI) (0.45 mM) within 10 min. All of the reactions followed pseudo first-order ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Decentralized wastewater treatment using a bioelectrochemical system to produce methane and electricity

    Biological electrochemical systems (BESs) have the potential for decentralized treatment in developing countries. A 46 L, two-chamber, hydraulically partitioned microbial fuel cell (MFC) was designed to replicate low-flow scenarios leaving a composting toilet. The co-evolution of electricity and methane in this MFC was evaluated by testing two distinct waste streams: synthetic feces (Case F) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhanced degradation of trichloroethene by sodium percarbonate activated with Fe(II) in the presence of citric acid

    Trichloroethene (TCE) degradation by Fe(II)-activated sodium percarbonate (SPC) in the presence of citric acid (CA) in aqueous solution was investigated. The results indicated that the presence of CA enhanced TCE degradation significantly by promoting HO• generation. The presence of Cl−, HCO3− and the initial solution pH appeared to be not ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Thermal oxidizers for natural gas savings - Case Study

    It’s in the news every day; the natural gas production industry is experiencing record growth. The gas reserves in the United States are thought to hold enough natural gas for hundreds of years and the gas and oil industry has improved extraction techniques that make gas production more affordable and less impactful on the landscape. Good news for the country and our environment. The ...

  • Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer, TRITON Series, Flexographic Printer Project - Case Study

    A flexographic printer recently installed a TRITON Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer from Catalytic Products International, Inc. The TRITON system was contracted on a turnkey basis, in which CPI engineered and installed; the fugitive enclosure system to meet method 204, the ductwork system from all presses, foundation work, electrical integration, and rigged the oxidizer. The project was installed on ...

  • Oxidative transformation of oxcarbazepine by Cl2, ClO2 and O3: characteristics and pathways

    In this research, the degradation efficiency, mechanism and intermediates’ toxicities of oxcarbazepine (OXC) upon chlorination, chlorine dioxide oxidation and ozonation were investigated. Results showed that three degradation approaches followed second-order kinetics, and ozonation had the highest removal efficiency both of OXC and dissolved organic carbon (DOC). Reaction intermediates were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Efficiency and toxicity: comparison between the Fenton and electrochemical processes

    This study aimed to determine the best method to treat a textile effluent containing the dye basic blue 99 (BB). Treatments by the electrochemical and the Fenton processes were compared by means of a 23 experimental design, and the interaction of experimental conditions for BB oxidation were determined. The electrochemical treatment gave better results in the presence of NaCl as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Use of bauxite residue (red mud) as a low cost sorbent for sulfide removal in polluted water remediation

    Sulfide is an important pollutant in aqueous systems. Sulfide removal from polluted waters is required prior to discharge. Red mud (RM) is a solid waste of bauxite processing that is rich in reactive iron oxides and consequently has the potential to be used to remove sulfide from aqueous systems. A series of experiments was undertaken using raw and sintered RM to remove sulfide from waters. RM ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of Fe-Cu binary oxide nanoparticles for the removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution

    The adsorption process has been used as an effective technique for the removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions. Groundwater remediation by nanoparticles has received interest in recent years. In the present study, a binary metal oxide of Fe-Cu was prepared and used for the removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution. Batch experiments were performed to investigate the effects of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study -New media makes RTO natural gas usage a rarity!

    Overview Tekra Corporation has always had an eye on their energy conservation. They are a custom coater of plastic films in Wisconsin where state regulations require over 98% of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted from their process be destroyed in an oxidizer system. While considering their first oxidizer system, Tekra's Engineers did their homework and invested in an early ...

  • Case study - Waste heat generates steam and savings

    OVERVIEW A coil coating facility purchased a new a 15,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) which had a nominal heat transfer efficiency rate of 90% thermal energy recovery. It was designed with supplemental fuel injection (SFI) which is used during low VOC loading conditions, to help save fuel cost.  The facility was looking for additional ways to decrease their exhaust ...

  • Case study - Increasing primary heat recovery

    OVERVIEW Tekra Corporation is a custom coater of plastic films in Wisconsin, where state regulations require over 98% of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted from their process be destroyed in an oxidizer system. While considering their first oxidizer system, Tekra's Engineers did their homework and invested in an early model Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO). While at the ...

  • Case study - Coil coater asks...`What carbon footprint?`

    Overview Our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate. One thing we do know for sure is that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. These days, many individuals and businesses alike are trying ...

  • Case study - Crafting your oxidizer maintenance plan

    OXIDIZER SERVICE SERIES: PART 2 Many will come to this article hoping for a one-size-fits-all checklist for maintaining an oxidizer system. As a company that offers service on any oxidizer regardless of style or original manufacturer, we at Anguil have long wanted the same. A set recipe for success would certainly make life easier. For those in need of a quick answer or a starting point from ...

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