From Thermal Oxidizers
Air Pollution Control using a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) is most appropriate in process applications with lower concentrations (up to 10% LEL) of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) and air flows higher than 5000 SCFM. The chief benefits of installing a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Media system are reliability and lower operating cost when compared to other emission control technologies. High energy efficiency, around 95%, is achieved by recovering and re-using the excess heat energy which is created in the process of combusting the organic materials contained in the air stream. It is possible to obtain destruction efficiency in excess of 99% in some cases.