An electrically heated catalytic oxidizer will be used by a Midwest medical products manufacturing company for the abatement of ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions. EtO, a volatile organic compound (VOC), is a flammable, colorless gas used as an agent to sterilize equipment and plastic devices that cannot be sterilized by steam. Catalytic oxidizers are an effective technology for controlling VOC emissions from the EtO sterilization processes.
The 400 SCFM catalytic oxidizer, manufactured and supplied by Catalytic Products International, will control five small, batch-style EtO-based laboratory sterilizers. It will destroy the VOC emissions at a minimum 99 percent VOC destruction-rate efficiency at variable and cyclic EtO emission loadings.