afterburner Articles

  • Afterburner with quench & scrubber

    Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Afterburners for the Chemical & Petrochemical Industries. The Problem A leader in Latin America's Chemical and Petrochemical Industry needed equipment to oxidize Hydrogen Sulphide and removal of SO2/SO3. The company went out seeking the technical solutions and went to several manufacturers to locate the best ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Trailer Mounted Afterburner for Soil Remediation

    The Problem A major Vapor & Odor Control company needed a portable solution to clean the soil leftover at old fuel stations. The Process Soil Remediation Afterburners & Oxidizers are manufactured to treat soil containing contaminates such as petroleum hydrocarbons, with diesel oil, gasoline, aromatic hydrocarbons, solvents and many other ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Soil remediation system - Trailer mounted portable afterburner

    The Problem A major Vapor & Odor Control company needed a portable solution to clean the soil leftover at old fuel stations. portable afterburner The Process Soil Remediation Afterburners & Oxidizers are manufactured to treat soil containing contaminates such as petroleum hydrocarbons, with diesel oil, gasoline, ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Exhaust Gas Treatment in Paint Shops: Volkswagen chooses catalytic afterburning

    Paint shops are an energy-intensive step in the automotive manufacturing process. One of the world´s largest paint-shop complexes is operated by the Volkswagen Group at its main plant in Wolfsburg. In the past VW used hot air from thermal afterburners to heat its paint dryers. Following a detailed review, the company was one of the first to decide to ...


    By Clariant International Ltd.

  • Afterburning effect on the energetic and exergetic performance of an experimental turbojet engine (TJE)

    This study presents the afterburning effect on energetic and exergetic performance of an experimental turbojet engine (TJE) used on military aircrafts. Energy losses and exergy consumptions are investigated to determine thermodynamic inefficiencies at military (MIL) and afterburner (AB) operation modes. Results of this study point out that the AB operation mode decreases the energy and exergy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Direct fired thermal oxidizer - Aluminum manufacturer

    Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Air Pollution Control Systems for the Aluminum Industry. The Problem The company had a direct fired afterburner and a gas fired rotary kiln. The kiln would de-oil the aluminum scrap and the offgas would go to the afterburner. The design of the system was over 20 years old and very fuel ineffficient.   ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • A Comparison of Fluid Bed and Multiple Hearth Biosolids Incineration

    Abstract Incineration has been used as a disposal method for wastewater treatment biosolids for over sixty years. The first multiple hearth furnace for biosolids incineration was built in 1935 in Dearborn, MI. From that time through the late sixties, the multiple hearth was the thermal technique of choice for biosolids disposal. Today there are still some 150-175 aging multiple hearths in ...

  • Thermal oxidizer: Major engineering company

    The Problem A Major Engineering Company approached Epcon for a large Oxidizer System with 25,000 - 35,000 SCFM Afterburner for their Continuous Cord Resin-Impregnating manufacturing plant. The engineering company had no idea about the operating costs and they were primarily concerned with working through a lawyer that was representing this company with the State Agency. This particular ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Hot Gas Decontamination

    Introduction: The process involves raising the temperature of the contaminated equipment or material to 260 °C (500 °F) for a specified period of time. The gas effluent from the material is treated in an afterburner system to destroy all volatilized contaminants. The method eliminates a waste that currently is stockpiled and requires disposal as a hazardous material. This method will permit ...

  • International Paints LLC - VOCs - Case Study

    Summary Union, NJ — Operations management at International Paint LLC here reports dramatic savings in compliance costs for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, through replacement of a gas-fired thermal oxidation afterburner with a 3000-cfm,  combination biofiltration and carbon adsorption, ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Thermal Desorption - A Viable Solution

    Untitled Document As regulations continue to tighten, the need for expedient and accurate remediation technology is of great importance. When faced with the demand or need to reach ...


  • Incineration

    Introduction: High temperatures, 870 to 1,200 °C (1,400 to 2,200 °F), are used to volatilize and combust (in the presence of oxygen) halogenated and other refractory organics in hazardous wastes. Often auxiliary fuels are employed to initiate and sustain combustion. The destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) for properly operated incinerators exceeds the 99.99% requirement for hazardous waste ...

  • Replacement of Methylene Chloride Based Paint Stripping Process with Pyrolysis Process: Intrepid Industries

     Intrepid Industries Pty Ltd replaced a methylene chloride based paint stripping process with a pyrolysis process. Significant benefits were realised in the environmental and occupational health and safety areas. Background Intrepid Industries Pty Ltd is principally a powder coating operation, specialising in coating outdoor furniture and lattice work made from die cast ...


  • Thermal Treatment Technologies

    Hot gas decontamination: Hot gas decontamination is a technology still in the pilot-scale of development that can be used for decontamination of explosives-contaminated masonry or metallic structures. The method involves sealing and insulating the structures, heating with hot gas stream to 260 °C (500 °F) for a prescribed period of time, volatilizing the explosive contaminants, and destroying ...

  • Case study - Bean roasting

    Overview After purchasing a new Barth roaster for their East coast processing facility, a nationally known bean roasting company knew their emissions and odors would need to be addressed with the increase in production. Action Emissions and odors from the bean roasting process have traditionally been treated with an afterburner which simply burns the ...

  • Thermal deoilers - Thermal deoiling replaces liquid based degreasing

    The Problem A major Automotive company was mandated to have an alternate technology for degreasing evaporator fins. They had, until recently, been deoiling metal parts in a conveyorized solvent based vapor degreasing line, but the state environmental agency mandated that the line be shut down on a certain date due to the excessive water and air pollution it generated. The company had ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Thermal deoilers - Thermal deoiling of evaporator coils for air conditioners

    The Problem A major Air Conditioning company was mandated to have an alternate technology for degreasing evaporator fins. They had, until recently, been deoiling metal parts in a conveyorized solvent based vapor degreasing line, but the state environmental agency mandated that the line be shut down on a certain date due to the excessive water and air pollution it generated. The company ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Compliance Issues Facing Midstream Production - 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. This is good news for the country and our environment. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Thermal design and emissions of duct-burners for combined-cycle and cogenerative plants

    This paper mainly aims at demonstrating that an appropriate thermo-fluid-dynamic design optimisation of duct-burners for combined-cycle and cogenerative plants allows to satisfy restrictive emission limits, while significantly reducing the thermal stresses and the undesired pressure drops. In particular, a detailed discussion on the influence of the TEG composition and of the thermal load, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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