Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

  • Print Industry Growth
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    Big Growth for the Print Industry—If You Know Where to Look

Big Growth for the Print Industry—If You Know Where to Look

It’s an interesting age for the print business. Despite a
paperless push, a decline in print media, and a decline in traditional retail
that has forced changes in the way you operate, print continues to grow, and
those who shift with the times are in a unique position to succeed.

Whether it’s the USPS study that found that Millennials and
Gen Z love direct mail, the expectation that brands provide an ecommerce
‘experience’, or the rise of customization services and small-batch needs, this
booming economy has created demand for a variety of print services.

A Market Up for Grabs—in a Variety of Ways

According to Printing […]

Evolving Tastes Fueling a Premium Push in Baking Operations

The premium push is hitting grocery stores—and it’s changing the way bakery operations work. Organic foods continue to see demand, artisan products are evolving and finding their way into shopping carts, and ingredients are changing. With this push comes a challenge. How can you justify price points, deliver consistency, innovate, and increase shelf life while making changes to adapt?
Artisan and ‘Artisan-Like’ Breads Finding Their Way into Consumer Shopping Carts
One of the biggest trends entering the baking space? Artisan bread. Discussed at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) and in a recent Baking Business article, customers are pushing demand for […]

Building a Sustainable Manufacturing Operation

In today’s litigious and media-driven landscape, in which a disparaging article can cause boycotts and potentially destroy businesses, companies in all industries need to stay ahead of the curve. It’s no longer about global warming, it’s about climate change. Paired with this, it’s no longer enough to do just enough to remain compliant, you need to show that you are a leader in your field.

Over the years, we have looked to highlight the risks of noncompliance, discuss the increased media focus on an ever-consolidating paint industry, explore the questionable-yet-creative ways activists and attorneys are attacking compliant businesses, and offer […]

RTO Bake-Out and Wash-Down Methods Explained

Learn how keeping your RTO clean of unwanted residue can improve efficiency.

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO) are used to destroy harmful emissions produced by certain manufacturing plants. RTOs heat volatile organic compounds (VOC) present in exhaust streams to high temperatures, leading to combustion. This process is called thermal oxidation.

While many volatile compounds are safely destroyed using this method, a benign residue can build up in the combustion chamber and media bed during operation. Residue entering the unit alongside exhaust streams can become stuck to the interior walls of the equipment and affect the machine’s efficiency.

In some cases, the formulation of […]

How to Know Which Oxidizer Is Best For Your Business

Oxidizers are used to eliminate harmful pollutants emitted during the manufacturing process. There are various control systems available, each with slightly different operating procedures and requirements. Facility owners must consider which system not only works best with their production budgets but helps them meet all compliance regulations set by the EPA.

Furthermore, characteristics within each exhaust stream dictate what type of oxidizer is best suited for the job. Manufacturers must consider pollutant type, pollutant concentration, airflow volume, and airflow temperature when selecting a control unit.
Types of Oxidizers
There are two types of oxidizing control systems: catalytic and thermal.

Thermal oxidizers work by […]

What to Look for in a Right VOC Abatement Solution

Tips for finding the best emission reduction technology for your manufacturing plant.

Installing a VOC abatement solution for your manufacturing plant is a sizable investment, and choosing the right solution is key to maximizing your ROI.

To get the most out of your VOC emission control system, you need to choose the right technology and work with a reputable vendor so you can optimize the system’s operating efficiency.

Here’s how to select the right VOC abatement solution for your manufacturing facility:
Design and Installation
Besides the cost of the equipment, you should make sure that the system is designed to meet the needs of […]

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    How to Maintain a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) Effectively

How to Maintain a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) Effectively

Today’s manufacturers are under increasing pressure to meet strict environmental regulations, and an effective emission control system is vital to the ongoing operation of a plant.

The Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) is one of the most popular and cost-effective ways for emissions control. Here’s how to properly maintain this piece of critical equipment:
The Importance of RTO Maintenance
Due to the high operating temperature and exposure to corrosive chemicals, minor issues in an RTO can fester into major problems that could bring the entire manufacturing plant to a halt if they aren’t discovered and dealt with in a timely manner.

Here are the […]

Why Use a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer for VOC Abatement

For many industrial manufacturers, choosing a VOC abatement technology can have a significant impact on their operating cost and therefore, profitability.

You need to consider the many facets of an emissions control solution – such as upfront investment, ongoing maintenance, the total cost of ownership, energy usage, and plant design – to select the most cost-effective solution for your facility.

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) is a VOC abatement technology that works well for many manufacturing plants. Here’s what you need to know when choosing your emissions control solution:
How Does a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) Work?
The process of VOC abatement in […]

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers: Random vs. Structured Media

Throughout the air pollution control system consultation process, you will be presented with a lot of information from a wide range of vendors, all of whom have slightly different design elements that affect the price, destruction efficiency, thermal efficiency, and operating costs.
Understanding the Difference: Random Media vs. Structured Media
As VOC Abatement Solutions are reliable and may last decades (with the right maintenance), you may not have been exposed to the changes in the market or may just know about your current system. This said, differences can have big impacts on the ongoing operation of your new system, affecting everything […]

Rotary Concentrators for the Paint and Coatings Industry

For manufacturers in the paint and coatings industry, volatile organic compounds or VOCs are part of doing business. From solvents to colorants, nearly all coatings in the world contain VOCs, which are released during the manufacturing process all the way through application and outgassing/drying.

In fact, paint and coatings production and use is the second largest source of VOC emissions into the atmosphere after automobiles, responsible for roughly 11 billion pounds every year.

With this in mind, regulators and industry associations have spent decades drafting rules, guidelines, and regulations for coatings manufacturers, designed to minimize the creation or release of VOCs […]