Many companies experience growth and often outgrow their existing Thermal Oxidizers. Looking towards the future, often companies want pollution control equipment that would be capable of managing future expansion. Gulf Coast Environmental Systems engineering team can design equipment to utilize your existing equipment that you are familiar with.
With the development of new RTO ceramic media over the recent years, Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers can be expanded up to 50% depending on the current type of ceramic media being used. These media change-outs or upgrades not only increase capacity, but also may drastically reduce operating costs, but in fuel and power consumption.
Another option may be to convert an existing Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) to a Regenerative Catalytic Oxidizer (RCO). By adding a base metal or monolith catalyst, the unit can operate at much lower temperatures. The increased residence time in the Oxidizer allows for greater processing volumes to achieve the same or better performance. Again, operating costs are reduced when converting to a RCO system.
In some cases by placing Rotor Concentrators upstream from a Thermal Oxidizer, you could cost-effectively expand your operation and still maintain regulatory compliance. Many manufactures may qualify for usage of a Gulf Coast Environmental Systems integrated concentrator, reducing your process stream volume by a factor of 10 to 15.