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Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer
What is a regenerative thermal oxidizer?
A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) is an industrial-grade air pollution control device that use high temperatures to combust and decompose volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into CO2 and water vapor.
Also known as an RTO, a regenerative thermal oxidizer heats the VOC-laden process exhaust gas to temperatures in the range of 1400-1500°F, triggering thermal decomposition, also known as a combustion reaction.
RTOs are available in many different shapes and sizes. The two main designs are the 2-tower and 3-tower RTO (may also be called a 2-can or 3-can RTOs). The 2-tower design will suit most cases, providing up to 98% destruction & removal efficiency (DRE), while the 3-tower design will be used when the highest destruction efficiency (99%+) is required (in cases of odor complaints, for example).
Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) equipment is used to destroy VOCs and other organic hazardous air pollutants. They are not good for treating particulates, inorganic gases, heavy metals, acids, nor other corrosive gases. If these other contaminants are present, an RTO could be used in combination with a dust collector or wet scrubber, depending on the situation.
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*Note: an RTO may not be effective at removing inorganic odor compounds.