S&SE Thermal Recuperative Oxidizers destroy air pollutants emitted from process exhaust streams at temperatures ranging from 1000°-2200°F. A Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer utilize a combustion chamber with multi pass shell and tube type heat exchanger which is fabricated of heavy-duty stainless steel. Temperature, residence time, & turbulence are three important oxidization aspects considered regarding to achieve a high destruction efficiency.
How the Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer Works?
During operation, VOC & HAP laden air is preheated in the shell-and-tube style heat exchanger. Pollutant air then passes by the burner where it is raised to the thermal oxidation temperature (1,200–1,800ºF) for the specified residence time. The pollutants are converted to carbon dioxide, water, and heat with within the reactor chamber.
The hot, clean air then passes again through the shell- &-tube style heat exchanger where the energy released by the reaction is used to preheat the incoming air. The heat exchanger reduces fuel consumption and can self-sustaining (minimal natural gas use) at moderate Lower Explosive Limits (LELs). Pollutant free air is exhausted into the atmosphere.
S&SE Cost Effective Design
The Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer is designed for process applications such as chemical manufacturing processes with lower flow rates or for VOC concentrations above 10% LEL. The recuperative thermal oxidizer heat exchanger recovers available thermal energy for reuse in preheating the incoming process airstream and as a result minimizes system fuel consumption. Heat recovery achieved can be as much as 75%. Standard VOC destruction efficiency for a recuperative thermal oxidizer is 99% plus.
Our knowledgeable staff can help you solve your environmental and global warming issues while improving your bottom line. Ship & Shore Environmental engineers, design and fabricate custom recuperative oxidizers tailored for the conditions of a specific application. Our safe, reliable and quality air pollution control systems are renowned for meeting the most stringent air pollution abatement regulations.
Our design process includes studying each application carefully to understand data that will help us meet your needs for today and in the near future. We offer a comprehensive suite of products and services to accommodate all levels of the process, from engineering recuperative thermal oxidizers to installation of complete air pollution collection and abatement systems.