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Category: Plant Basics
Question: What are flameless oxidizers?
Keywords: flameless,oxidizer,voc,treatment,volatile,organic,compounds
Answer: Flameless oxidizers are used to treat volatile organic compounds (VOC) and liquid organic streams. Traditionally, these types of streams were combusted to break down the molecules. The disadvantage of this treatment method was the formation of NOx. Flameless oxidizers use electrically heated ceramic packing and a high velocity introduction system to intiate the destruction of the organic compounds into carbon dioxide and water. Once this oxidation reaction begins, it continues via self-perpetuation. Capital cost for such systems are usually about 25% less than traditional combustion systems and capacities can range from 250 to 40,000 SCFM (standard cubic feet per minute).Thermatrix Inc. is the pioneer for this technology. Visit their website below.
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