catalytic thermal oxidizer Articles

  • Achieving Air Pollution Control with Catalytic or Thermal Oxidizers

    As the full effect of 1990’s Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many manufacturing operations have become subject to stricter local, state and federal clean air regulations. Both VOC (volatile organic compound) and HAP (hazardous air pollutant) emissions are strictly regulated since they lead to the formation of ground-level ozone (or smog). The CAA ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Achieving Air Pollution Control With Catalytic Or Thermal Oxidizers

    As the full effect of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments passed by Congress in 1990 continue to impact today's industry, many manufacturing operations have become subject to stricter local, State and Federal clean air regulations. Both VOC (volatile organic compound) and HAP (hazardous air pollutant) emissions are strictly regulated since they lead to the formation of ground level ozone ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Catalytic products international replaces RTO with a VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizer - Case study

    A chemical processing facility recently installed a VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizer to replace a competitors Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer. The RTO was installed 5 years earlier and could not provide the reliability demanded by the client. The problem stemmed from a basic mis-application of the technology. As is very common, many air pollution control equipment manufactures have abandoned recuperative ...

  • Case study - Catalytic oxidizer catalyst replacement

    Overview A New Jersey pharmaceutical company purchased a thermal incinerator to treat the heptane and hexane exhaust from their capsule wash system. The thermal incinerator"s "tubular" design was modified with a catalyst bed in order to reduce the system"s operational costs. Unfortunately, when operating in the catalytic mode, the oxidizer failed to provide the required ...

  • Case study - Engine cell exhaust: Catalytic oxidizer

    Overview Endurance testing of outboard motors for boats has typically been done in lakes and sometimes on barges. This testing was time consuming, presented logistic problems and removed the testing from the R & D department and the factory. When a company in Oklahoma decided to build their own endurance test cell area, the Environmental Protection Agency required them to control the ...

  • Case study - Styrene emissions: Catalytic oxidizer with concentrator

    Overview The world's largest button manufacturer needed a pollution control system that would destroy styrene emissions from a variety of plant processes. The plant was proactively seeking a cost-effective air pollution control solution to preempt future regulatory action. The main concern of the customer was the high operating cost of an emission control system. ...

  • Catalytic Oxidizers…What You Should Know.

    Within the U.S., depending upon specific plant operations, geographic locations, etc.,  many companies concerned with controlling VOC emissions have been operating air pollution control systems for years.  However, due to business expansion, plant modifications or recent changes in EPA guidelines, an increasing number of companies are now finding it necessary to install new emission control ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Recuperative Thermal Oxidizers for Coffee Roasting

    Coffee Roasting Company Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Recuperative Thermal Oxidizers for the Coffee Roasting Industry. The Problem A leader in the Coffee Industry needed equipment to control odor and eliminate VOC's from Coffee Roasting. The company went out seeking the technical solutions and went to several manufacturers to ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • A Comprehensive Review Of Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers

    Within industry today, the use of an Air Pollution Control System (APCS) to control harmful air pollutants is not new. In response to Congressional guidelines passed in the 1970’s, a number of companies with VOC emissions have been operating air pollution control systems of one type or another for 25 years or more. These guidelines have been revised and added to as the years progressed, making it ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Catalytic upgrading of higher 1-alkenes from polyethylene thermal cracking by modified Wacker oxidation

    Abstract  The economic success of feedstock recycling procedures for plastic wastes is increasingly demanding the conversion of the starting residue into more valuable chemicals. Thermal cracking of polyethylenes leads to the preparation of equimolar mixtures of n-paraffins and 1-alkenes within the C2–C100 range. These 1-olefins can be catalytically upgraded by selective oxidation processes ...


  • Catalytic upgrading of higher 1-alkenes from polyethylene thermal cracking by modified Wacker oxidation

    The economic success of feedstock recycling procedures for plastic wastes is increasingly demanding the conversion of the starting residue into more valuable chemicals. Thermal cracking of polyethylenes leads to the preparation of equimolar mixtures of n-paraffins and 1-alkenes within the C2–C100 range. These 1-olefins can be catalytically upgraded by selective oxidation processes to more ...


    By Springer

  • Synthesis of nano grade ?–ferric oxide and evaluation of its catalytic properties

    Ferric oxide is a well–known catalyst for the thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate and hence it is extensively used as ballistic modifier for ammonium perchlorate based composite solid propellants. The particle size of conventional propellant grade ferric oxide was reduced to nano levels by continuous ball milling using a planetary ball mill employing zircon balls in isopropyl alcohol. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study: Regenerative thermal oxidizers for coffee roasting

    Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO's) for the Coffee Roasting Industry. The Problem A leader in the Coffee Industry needed equipment to control odor and eliminate VOC's from Coffee Roasting. The company went out seeking the technical solutions and went to several manufacturers to locate the best possible technology. ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Custom web coater chooses the VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizer - Case study

    A custom web coating facility recently installed a VECTOR-Series Catalytic Oxidizer to eliminate the VOC emissions exhausted from three different coating lines. After an extensive technology review the VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizer was installed because it offered the highest reliability, lowest installed cost, and lowest operating costs. The application called for a system that could provide ...

  • Comparison of a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer to a Rotary Concentrator

    INTRODUCTION The regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) is a very durable, well-proven technology suitable for treating a wide variety of emission streams. However, The RTO may not be the most economical technology available. Two very common systems for treating emissions from coating and finishing processes are the RTO and the concentrator/ oxidizer system. To determine which system is best suited ...

  • Product Spotlight: Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer - Case study

    Oxidizer case histories in the pharmaceutical industry The pharmaceutical industry faces unique challenges in complying with environmental pollution and emission control regulations. Three pharmaceutical process case studies are examined: fluidized bed drying, tablet coating and reaction vessels, and batch operations. Recently, a contract drug manufacturing company faced violation ...

  • Controlling Fugitive Emissions, Part 1: Close Capture Hooding

    Fugitive emissions, in their simplest form, are the uncontrolled release of gases to the atmosphere. Each one of us may contribute fugitive emissions when we fill our automobile gas tanks. The displacement of air inside the gas tank causes gasoline vapor emissions (hydrocarbons) to exit out the fill spout (un-controlled) to ...

  • Controlling Fugitive Emissions, Part 2: Permanent Total Enclosure

    Fugitive emissions are the uncontrolled release of gases into the atmosphere. This is something that occurs regularly; in fact, it often happens when we fill our cars' gas tanks. The air being displaced inside the gas tank when it is being filled causes gasoline vapor emissions (hydrocarbons) to exit into the atmosphere in an ...

  • 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 ...

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