Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO)

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO) use combustion to achieve high destruction efficiencies for HAPs and low concentrations of VOCs in large air flow streams.

How do Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO) Work?

Regenerative thermal oxidizers use combustion to destroy the targeted pollutants within an air stream and reuse the excess heat generated during the combustion of organic materials. They are best suited for applications with high waste stream flow rates and accompanying low VOC concentrations and little to no particulate. The design of RTOs makes them well-suited for high air volumes of 5,000+ SCFM. Although commonly misapplied due to their popularity, they carry benefits for the proper applications.

Benefits of Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers

  • Can have lower energy consumption than other emission control technologies
  • Appropriate for process applications with lower concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Energy efficiency can be ≥95% due to heat recovery
  • Destruction rate efficiencies of over 98% are reasonably achievable

Common Applications That Require RTOs

RTOs are especially effective for paint booths and coating processes, automotive applications, ethanol production, and pharmaceuticals, but are applicable to many industries.

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Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers Designed for Your Needs

If you feel a regenerative thermal oxidizer is the proper system for your application, reach out to our technical sales group to discuss your project’s technical feasibility.

RTO Abates VOCs from Exhaust at Midstream Facility