The inlet streams of most oxidizers contain a mixture of VOC's in differing proportions and concentrations, some even process streams of unknown content. These variations can have solvent loads that change rapidly in a matter of minutes; danger is present when the stream suddenly gets rich enough to ignite or explode. To stay safe and prevent this from happening a flammability analyzer is necessary.
A thermal oxidizer combusts hazardous gases at high temperatures for air pollution control. They are used to destroy the VOC's present in many industrial ventilation, process exhaust and waste air streams.
Just as its name suggests, a "thermal" "oxidizer" HEATS the VOC’s and other volatile emissions to a certain temperature until they are OXIDIZED. This process breaks down these harmful particulates into water and carbon dioxide (CO2). Thermal oxidizers are very effective, with a more than 99% destructive rate, and are ideal for high concentration VOC applications.
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Thermal oxidizers are used to destroy the VOC's present in many industrial ventilation, process exhaust and waste air streams. As their use increases, so does a unique opportunity.
A specialty chemical manufacturer of pure resins collects & sends the discharge from the manufacturing process to a wastewater collection pit.
They continuously monitored the atmosphere of the collection pit with LFL infrared sensors for parts per million levels, confirming safe release of the wastewater. However, they found the IR sensor's scale was too high to detect the low ppm levels they needed.