Compared to other emission control technologies, Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO) are particularly reliable and carry a low operating cost. The increased energy efficiency is gained from the recovery and ultimate recycling of the surplus heat energy created by the process of combusting the organic materials in the air stream. This high energy efficiency comes in at around 95% and even, in some circumstances, 97%. [Read more…]
In the realm of air pollution control equipment, there are myriad solutions for any issue and any manufacturing plant’s installation. Oxidizers in particular are leveraged to support the cleaning and remediation of emitting processes. Simple or complex, thermal or catalytic, oxidizers are central to producing products that conform to environmental mandates. Our job is to match these technologies with the manufacturing plant and client need.
The broadest definition of oxidizers would include reference to their reliance on extreme temperatures and burners for combustion that is complete. Their combusted feed streams can be converted to over 99% oxidation efficiency. [Read more…]
Chemical filling stations deliver a multitude of products to manufacturing facilities all over the world. As the drums are filled with various recipes, the displacements of the air in the drums are abated with pollution control equipment. In the photo to the right, you see a regenerative thermal oxidizer being used to handle several drum filling stations at one time. These robust machines built by GCES can also treat waste water generated from the cleaning of the filling equipment.
So where do you start an investigation to determine if your existing or proposed new system is energy efficient? The investigation on existing equipment will require a technical person skilled in measuring or obtaining the pertinent data related to the equipment evaluation. With new equipment, it should be provided in the proposal or obtained during technical reviews of the planned project. If you plan to perform an internal evaluation of the energy efficiency of your existing process, be sure to consider the following process characteristics: