Thermal Destruction Articles

  • WESPS continue to deliver

    Compliance with the increasingly stringent air pollution regulations of recent years is not the only reason forwardthinking industry leaders are adopting more sophisticated gas cleaning and air pollution control strategies. The desire to achieve higher performance efficiencies, control costs in a competitive marketplace, and stay ahead of the regulatory compliance curve is another driver of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Case study: Ford Getrag

    ISTR Overview Consultant: ICF Neighborhood: Downtown Heating Tubes: 130 Target Temp: 100 ˚C Heating Period: 49 Days Target: 6 mg/kg Destruction Rate Efficiency: > 99% ...

  • Case study: Redwood City

    GTR + C3 Overview Neighborhood: Downtown Heating Tubes: 9 Heating Period: 6.5 Months Destruction Rate Efficiency: > 99% Contaminant: PCE, TCE Geology: Silt Silty Clay Volume: 142 yd3 ...

  • Case study: Hunters Point

    In Situ Thermal Remediation with Gas Thermal Remediation (GTR©) is being used to remove NAPL contaminants from a former military base. The system is extracting nearly 1,000 liters of liquid waster every week. LNAPLs, such as fuel and oils, and DNAPLs, such as PCBs and chlorinated solvent, are being removed from the subsurface to make way for a residential homes. In Situ+NAPL ...

  • In-Pile thermal desorption for treatment of Dioxin-Contaminated soil in Japan

    Abstract A demonstration of thermal treatment of dioxin-contaminated soil was completed in Japan, under the sponsorship of the Japan Ministry of the Environment. TerraTherm’s proprietary In-Pile Thermal Desorption process was demonstrated to successfully treat the soil to the required standard of 1,000 picograms of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD) toxic equivalents (TEQ) per ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • An enhanced thermal comfort model based on the exergy analysis approach

    In this paper an exergy–based correlation between thermal comfort and the thermal environment was investigated. The two–node human thermal model was expanded by applying the 2nd law of thermodynamics in order to calculate the exergy destruction. This value was compared to the standard Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) value and a formal analogy between thermal comfort and exergy destruction was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of USEPA Time-Temperature Requirement for Escherichia coli Destruction by Standard Culture Method and Flow Cytometry

    USEPA time-temperature requirements for fecal coliform destruction were evaluated by both the standard culture method and flow cytometry to investigate if insufficient thermal treatment was the reason for fecal coliforms reactivation observed in a field digester. Results showed that complete inactivation (8-log) of cells can be achieved well below the regulatory requirement. ...


    By DEStech Publications, Inc.

  • 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

  • Case study - Automotive manufacturer chooses the QUADRANT SR Thermal Oxidizer

    The worlds largest automotive manufacturer recently installed our QUADRANT SR-Series Thermal Oxidizer for use at destroying CO and VOC emissions from their engine test cell facility. The test facility houses several engine, transmission, and chassis dynamometer’s. The manufacturer demanded a system that would provide the highest uptime reliability and highest performance. The QUADRANT ...

  • The ABCOV® Method of Non-Thermal Asbestos Destruction

    The ABCOV® Method destroys asbestos with a non-thermal, United States Federal Environmental Protection Agency approved, chemical-physical process that: Eradicates Asbestos from the Environment; Stops Human Exposure to Asbestos; Provides Efficient and Cost Effective Asbestos Destruction; Eliminate Landfill ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Exergy analysis of a combined fuel cell and Gas Turbine Power Plant with intercooling and reheating

    This paper presents a comparative exergy study of the performance of various gas turbine power generation plants and a high temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC). The overall system is analysed and its exergy efficiency and exergy destruction are obtained, as well as individual models of each component. The results for selected operating conditions are compared against past literature data. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Low emission combustion of Oilgas

    Type     HOFGAS®- IFM4c/2300/150 Commissioning     June 2001 Site     Cistierna (ES) Situation Enervisa SA in Cistierna own a plant for the recycling of old oils. The oil is evaporated and condensed into high-grade fuel. The reclaimed fuel is used in diesel engines for production of electricity as well as in burners for the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Case study - Cumene plant

    Overview An East Coast chemical plant that manufactures phenol, acetone and alphametyl styrene from cumene planned to install an air pollution control system to control the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted during their chemical production process. Phenol is consumed internally as an intermediate chemical while acetone and alphametyl styrene are sold off. Once the chemicals are ...

  • Case study: MDI production plant

    Overview A major chemical manufacturer required a pollution control system to destroy 99.9% of the halogenated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted during the MDI manufacturing process. MDI is a chemical commodity used as a lightweight insulating material for ice chests and coolers as well as for sound and collision insulation in automobile ...

  • Thermal Oxidizer

    THERMAL OXIDIZER   PRINCIPLE OF COMBUSTION The primary function of the Thermal Oxidizer is to destroy the contaminants in the exhaust coming out of a process.  The operation of the Thermal Oxidizer is based on the principle of combustion.  The process of combustion is the most commonly used method to control emissions of organic compounds. ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Ecological efficiency of the oil shale electricity sector of Estonia

    Estonia is a typical postsocialist country with an inefficient energy sector, albeit uniquely based on oil shale mining and burning. This article comprehensively analyses the efficiency of the oil shale energy industry from mining to end use. The overall efficiency of oil shale energetics was estimated to be less than 20% (17% in 2002), with the losses attributed to wasting of co-produced thermal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


  • Common Treatment Technologies for Fuels in Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Common treatment technologies for fuels in soil, sediment, and sludge include biodegradation, incineration, SVE, and low temperature thermal desorption. Incineration is typically used when chlorinated SVOCs are also present with fuel, and not specified for fuel-only contaminated soil, sediment, or sludge. All types of biodegradation, both in situ or ex situ, can be used to remediate soils: ...

  • Thermal Desorption

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