CECO Adwest 16000 Retox Used Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO)


Used Adwest Retox 16,000 Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) For Sale Immediately

Manufactured in 2003, this Adwest 16,000 Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer has a 16,000 scfm capacity. This RTO formerly treated emissions from a pharmaceutical process. This unit was running until 2019, and it has been idle ever since.  The Used Adwest Retox 16,000 has a two-can design, random packed ceramic media and a dual poppet (switching) valve configuration.


This RTO is in very good condition internally, and only a little UV weathered externally. Adwest Retox RTO systems like this 16,000 RTO are designed to provide one of the lowest utility costs (fuel & electric) of any leading oxidizer system. It is a simple RTO with over-sized beds to reduce pressure drop. The fuel injection feature has been a main-stay for Adwest RTO units, more than any other OEM with significant fuel savings possible.

This Adwest 16,000 Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) has the following features:

  • Maximum design flow-Original 16,000 scfm @ up to 150 F process temp
  • 95% effective heat exchanger in 2 beds of ceramic saddle media
  • Pneumatic poppet valve for flow direction changes through media
  • Main RTO fan with a 125 HP motor Allen Bradley variable speed drive
  • Combustion blower with 10 HP TEFC motor
  • Maxon Kinemax 4 burner for heat-up and normal operation
  • Allen Bradley 5/04 PLC with modem for remote troubleshooting/support
  • Allen Bradley Panel View 300 Operator Interface Screen
  • Honeywell eZtrend QXe digital chart recorder
  • Isolation damper with electro/pneumatic actuator
  • Fresh air damper with electro/pneumatic actuator
  • Hot-side bypass feature for heavy solvent loading applications
  • Free-standing, 40″ diameter exhaust stack discharging 30 feet from grade w/test ports
  • Fuel gas injection for low NOx operation (following heat-up)
  • Complete owner’s manual with electrical and mechanical drawings

Additional information


90,000 lbs (including ceramic media)


Approx 35' long, 20' wide, 11' H (excluding stack; including main fan)

Electrical Requirements

460/3/60, 161 FLA

Gas Requirements

4,575 cfh max @ 5+/-0.25 psig @ 1000 btu/CF

Compressed Air Requirements

720 CFH @ 90 psig and -40 deg F dew point

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