VOC Thermal Oxidizer
Destroys Volatile Organic Compounds in Exhaust Gasses
Despatch’s VOC Thermal Oxidizer was designed to eliminate 99% of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from
gasses exhausted during the drying step of solar cell manufacturing.
The solar cell manufacturing process creates unwanted environmental
pollutants which are byproducts of the drying process, and contain the
non metallic ingredients found in the paste material such as ethanol,
Texanol™ and terpineol. These pollutants can condense inside facility
ductwork and create hazardous conditions. Destroying the VOCs using
the Oxidizer eliminates the need to collect and dispose of this waste in
a separate process. The exhaust exiting from the VOC Oxidizer
contains only CO2 and water vapor.
In industries that emit VOCs and have established pollution control
technology criteria, Thermal Oxidizers satisfy Best Available Control
Technology (BACT), Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT)
and Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER).
|VOC Thermal Oxidizer
|Facility exhaust temperature
|Installed heater capacity
|Heat input at nominal rates
|Nominal Operating Load
|Height from floor to connection point
|Nominal Operating Costs
($0.09 /kW hr)
The operation of the VOC Thermal Oxidizer is based on the principle of combustion which is the most commonly
used method to control emissions of organic compounds and is used in a variety of industries. Combustion
systems are simple and have very high destruction efficiency.
The VOC Thermal oxidizer maintains a temperature of 760°C (1400°F) to ensure destruction of all VOCs. The
oxidation process releases heat and thereby contributes to maintaining the temperature of the oxidizer.