News/Blog Topics: Oxidizer Education

Sustainability in Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers

September 7, 2022

How Does a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) Help Increase Sustainability? Definition of Sustainability Wikipedia defines sustainability as “a societal goal that broadly aims for humans to safely co-exist on planet Earth over a long time. In everyday usage of the term, sustainability is often focused mainly on the environmental aspects.” We are familiar with sustainability, and such terms as carbon...

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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 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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