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Thermal Oxidizers

thermal oxidizers are used to destroy toxic particulates present in the air and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are usually emitted in industrial process exhaust systems. They usually destroy the harmful particles in the air by capturing the heat from an outgoing air stream to pre-heat incoming air. This typically has the effect of helping to reduce operating expenses. "Cycle Therm" is a company that has a great reputation for designing, manufacturing and installing regenerative oxidizers for the successful destruction of volatile organic compounds, HAPS and odorous emissions.

The two main typical methods of effectively reclaiming heat are recuperation and regeneration. The method that uses a regenerative thermal oxidizer in order to regenerate the heat contained within a large thermal mass. Recuperation entails much more of a direct heat transfer from the outgoing to incoming air stream. When this particular method is used, the system is known as a "recuperative thermal oxidizer". Cycle Therm is a company that provides regenerative thermal oxidizers that are as a result of a more than three decades (30 years) of experience and findings in RTO technology. Cycle Therm's thermal oxidizers sure embody this company's operating philosophy to successfully maintain simplicity in the design and also the reliability in the RTOs performance.

You need to understand that what happens with regenerative thermal oxidizers is quite intriguing. Gas that is laden with volatile organic compounds enters a twin bed of regenerative thermal oxidizer through an inlet manifold. Then, the gas is immediately directed by a "flow control" valve as it discharges into an energy chamber - the work that clearly takes place within this chamber is mainly pre-heating. The heating of the contaminants and process gas goes on in a place that is known as the "stoneware bed" as the gas stream travels towards a combustion chamber. There in the combustion chamber is where the very exciting part of the whole process takes place - the VOCs or volatile organic compounds are oxidized.

Then, this oxidation is known to release a significant amount of energy into another (the second) stoneware bed. The second stoneware bed is heated while the gas (which has already become a little bit less volatile) is cooled until the temperature of the outlet gas is a little bit higher than the inlet temperature. Next, the flow control valve then switches and interchange stoneware beds so that that both can be in inlet and outlet mode. Well, depending on the total amount of volatile organic compounds present in the process gas, you need to know that the energy which is released from the combustion is known to be self-sustaining. Also know that at 96 percent energy recovery, 74 degrees Fahrenheit may only be the outlet temperature - that is, 23 degrees centigrade higher than the inlet gas temp. The components of a conventional regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) include: " System fan " Burner " Motor " Heat exchange media " Automatic and electronic system controls " Flow control valves " Exhaust stack " Temperature recorder. Cycle Therm is most definitely your best bet when you are in the market for top quality regenerative thermal oxidizers.




Case Study: Titleist Golf Balls (PDF)
Titleist wanted to implement air correction systems for their golf ball paint and finish production lines in Massachusetts. See why they chose Cycle Therm.

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