Thermal Oxidizers

Thermal oxidizers utilize natural gas to destroy the contaminants at a high temperature, achieved through combustion of the VOC/HAPs and natural gas. This results in not only the consumption of natural gas, but also substantial emissions of carbon dioxide, an earth warming gas. Thermal oxidizers have a operating cost, due to consumption of natural gas and a significant investment cost, since they operate at high temperatures. In addition, for a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer, in which heat is recovered and reused to preheat the inlet gas stream, th einlet gas cannot have any particulates, which requires a Wet Electrostatic Precipotator (WESP), which increases investment and operating costs substantially.