Used to destroy Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as hydrocarbons, solvents and other hazardous air pollutants, Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers are the most common air pollution control equipment in use today.
Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers typically run at higher temperatures than Recuperative Thermal Oxidizers somewhere between 815 °C (1,500 F) to 980 °C (1,800 F) and have better heat recovery efficiency–up to 95%. Epcon achieves this through the use of multiple energy recovery chambers that use ceramic media to store the heat produced to be used to pre-heat other systems.
Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers work best when processing low VOC concentrations and require long, continuous operations. Some examples of where RTOs work best are for processes that require ventilation to work properly, such as paint booths, paper mills and printing facilities.