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Kono Kogs Announces Change of Leadership

February 8, 2022

Former VP of Sales and Co-Owner Chris Worachek Named President Following Several Years of Rapid Business Growth Featured in PR Web Kono Kogs, Inc., a thermal oxidizer supplier, is excited to announce that Chris Worachek has succeeded Boyd Konowalski as company president as of January 1, 2022. Chris has been with Kono Kogs since 2016 when he joined Boyd as...

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RTO Replacement or Refurbishment? Evaluating Your Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

January 17, 2022

In an article published in the February 2021 issue of Process Heating Magazine we discuss RTO replacement vs. on-site refurbishment options, and how to evaluate your unit. Enjoy the article below, and call us with any questions. Do you have an aging regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) in your plant? Take a walk around it, and when you do, think back:...

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Preparing Your RTO for Cold Weather

December 23, 2021

Cold weather can impact the reliability of your RTO, especially during sudden temperature changes. These preventive maintenance tips will help you dodge some of the common faults that occur due to cold weather. Compressed Air Dry compressed air is Priority #1 for reliable winter operation of your RTO Regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) typically use pneumatic air cylinders as well as...

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Durr MEGTEC Millennium RTO Rebuild

September 9, 2021

What’s new at Kono Kogs? We are currently refurbishing a Durr MEGTEC Millennium 8000 RTO. It will be re-applied on our customer’s fabric coating line. The high temperature process emissions and condensable nature of the VOCs in fabric coating require a specific design, and this little RTO meets those demands. This is approximately our 20th Millennium rebuild. The Millennium design...

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RTO Systems from Four Different OEMs in Process

June 23, 2021

Kono Kogs is currently refurbishing four different RTO systems from four different OEMs including Durr-Reeco, CECO Adwest Technologies, Alstom, and MEGTEC Systems. All are well-built systems being fully refurbished and re-applied to new emission control applications in the next eight weeks. Our shop crews use their extensive knowledge to tear down RTOs to their basic components, rebuild or replace components...

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Industrial VOC Removal

May 20, 2021

Industrial VOC removal (also called VOC treatment or VOC abatement) involves using various systems or removal technologies to break down volatile organic compounds (VOC). Volatile organic compounds are chemical compounds characterized by high vapor pressure (evaporate easily) and low water solubility (do not dissolve easily). VOCs are a common by-product of many industrial processes, among other sources. Because VOCs can...

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Custom VOC Rotary Concentrator Design & Fabrication

February 8, 2021

A VOC rotary concentrator is an air pollution control technology used in applications with a combination of high volume of air with low concentration of solvents or VOCs (volatile organic compound). Practically speaking, it is a front-end, pre-conditioning unit placed upstream of a thermal oxidizer or regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO). By concentrating the VOCs from a large airstream into a...

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Repairing your Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer

January 13, 2021

Repairing your recuperative thermal oxidizer is no small investment, so performing routine oxidizer maintenance is an important part of keeping your pollution control system operating efficiently and effectively. Regularly scheduled inspections by both your staff and our technicians will prevent costly repairs and downtime of your system. However, even with regular inspections, breakdowns happen. Our expert team at Kono Kogs...

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Kono Kogs Announces Oxidizer 101 Webinar

October 7, 2020

Featured in CISION/PRWeb Industry-leading thermal oxidizer supplier, Kono Kogs, will hold an educational Oxidizer 101 webinar on October 21, 2020, to “clear the air” on volatile organic compound (VOC) destruction and oxidizer technology fundamentals for manufacturers who need to purchase an air pollution device or oxidizer. Join their expert team as they describe and define VOC destruction best practices, explain...

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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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