Thermal oxidizers offer a safe, effective and reliable solution to the need for the elimination of objectionable waste streams, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) while complying with environmental regulations. With proper selection of the thermal oxidizer and the employment of lightweight refractory linings and natural-draft operation, the technology can act as an immediate backup to other pollution-control methods in the event of an equipment or power failure. Sizes can vary from large stationary units to micro units for laboratories, pilot plants and research. Modular oxidizers that bolt together in the field can provide a further range of sizes for both stationary and portable applications.
Waste streams can range from gases and vapors to liquid, two-phase flows to slurries. Typical thermal oxidizer applications can be found in chemical and process plants, food processing, pulp and paper, wastewater treatment, soil remediation, pilot plants and some fields of research, including alternate energy, biomass, fuel cells and hydrogen.