Design of Thermal Oxidation Systems for Volatile Organic Compounds

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CRC Press, Sep 29, 1999 - Nature - 368 pages
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Controlling the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) became a very prominent environmental issue with the passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, and will continue to be an environmental priority through the next decade. No single technology has played as important a role in the control of VOC emissions as thermal oxidation. It has the ability to destroy VOCs in a one-step process that produces innocuous by-products.
Design of Thermal Oxidation Systems for Volatile Organic Compounds provides all the information needed for developing a thermal oxidation design in a single reference. It covers design, operation, and maintenance as well as the principles behind the classification of volatile organic compounds as hazardous waste. The author explores the primary purpose of thermal oxidizers and discusses their limitations.
The book provides:
  • practical, complete, and concise thermal oxidizer design principles
  • an outline of state-of-the-art design principles
  • a practical rather than theoretical approach
  • real industrial examples in each chapter
    With the new regulations that affect VOC emissions, engineers from such diverse fields as oil refining, chemical distillation and separation processes, and pharmaceutical industries will need to design and implement thermal oxidation systems. Design of Thermal Oxidation Systems for Volatile Organic Compounds provides a reference to the entire design process, from conceptualization to operation and maintenance.
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    Contents

    Introduction
    2
    VOC Destruction Efficiency
    23
    Combustion Chemistry
    31
    Mass and Energy Balances
    49
    Waste Characterization and Classification
    89
    Thermal Oxidizer Design
    113
    Heat Recovery
    152
    Catalytic Oxidation
    195
    Combustion NOx Control
    241
    Postcombustion NOx Control
    261
    Gas Scrubbing Systems
    262
    Safety Systems
    295
    Thermal oxidation is a combustion process Combustion is defined as the burning
    301
    Design Checklist
    309
    Heats of Combustion of Organic Compounds
    325
    Index
    345

    Regenerative Systems
    217

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    About the author (1999)

    Lewandowski is Director of Technology, Process Combustion Corporation.

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