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Looking to Purchase an RTO?

August 4, 2020

When considering purchasing a Regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) for industrial VOC control, you’ve got options. A lot has changed since RTOs made their debut over 35 years ago, as discussed by Kono Kogs vice president of operations, Chuck Konowalski, in an article for Process Heating magazine. However, the good news is you don’t need to purchase a new system to reap...

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Ceramic Media Replacement in Your RTO

July 20, 2020

Optimize the Life and Efficiency of Your RTO Ceramic Media Beds Considering ceramic media replacement in your RTO? Wondering about the many options and claims you hear of out there? We hope this post provides some clarity for your next step. Regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO’s) have been a workhorse oxidizer for over 30 years.  Many ceramic media types and designs...

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Optimize the Life & Efficiency of Your RTO Ceramic Media Beds

July 14, 2020

Considering ceramic media replacement in your regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO)? Wondering about the many options and claims you have heard from peers at other companies? We hope this post provides some clarity to start you on the right path.  RTOs have been a workhorse oxidizer for over 30 years. Many ceramic media types and designs have been developed over that time...

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PLC Control Upgrades for Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs)

August 28, 2019

What is the PLC? PLC stands for programmable logic controller. When programming a regenerative thermal oxidizer, there are two interfaces that you’ll encounter. First, there is the human machine interface, or HMI, and then there is the programmable logic controller, or PLC. Together, the RTO uses both traditional human input and machine learning (i.e., programmable logic) to provide flexibility, added...

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What is the Difference Between a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer and a Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer?

August 17, 2019

While both are a type of Thermal Oxidizer, the difference between a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) and Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer is how these machines recover heat during the oxidation process. Each technology destroys pollutants by heating the dirty airstream to very high temperatures to destroy the hydrocarbons (VOC) in the airstream. Each utilizes heat recovery to reduce the gas use...

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What Are VOCs, and What is VOC Removal?

July 3, 2019

What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)? Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are necessary compounds used in household chemicals, industrial manufacturing processes, or are byproducts of exhaust from automobiles, aircraft, and small engines. They can be harmful to the environment and to people, and can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, cause severe headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, memory impairment,...

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What To Look For In A Used Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

March 25, 2019

Buying a Used or Replacement RTO – What Questions Should Be Asked? A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (often referred to as RTO) destroys pollutants like Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and odorous emissions that are often discharged during industrial processes. RTOs are the technology of choice today because they achieve the highest VOC destruction with the lowest operating...

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Find Kono Kogs in the 2019 Process Heating Buyers Guide

December 20, 2018

Kono Kogs can now be found in Process Heating’s 2019 Buyers Guide. In print, or online: Process Heating Magazine: Kono Kogs, Inc. Check out our product listings, as well as, spec sheets for our available equipment. Process Heating is an industry leading publication written for engineers. Process Heating magazine publishes technical, how-to info about industrial heating equipment for manufacturing processes.

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