Regenerative thermal oxidizers can be used to destroy organic chemical emissions applications such as metal coil coating, vinyl flooring manufacturing, heat web offset and other printing applications, specialty chemical, pharmaceutical and wood products manufacturing. Straight thermal oxidation systems typically do not have internal heat recovery capability and utilize primary or secondary heat recovery to capture the energy in the relatively high temperature exhaust (typically 1,500°F). Alternately, where a regenerative thermal oxidizer controls the dryer emissions and steam is provided by stand-alone boiler systems, the high preheat capabilities of the regenerative design provides up to 95 percent preheat on the inlet gases.