Designing a Multi-Stage Thermal Oxidizer System
By: Anu Vij, Chief Operating Officer, Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc.
Thermal oxidizers can be used for the abatement of a wide range of air pollutants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This article, written by Anu Vij, COO of Ship & Shore Environmental for Chemical Engineering Magazine, describes the custom proprietary system designed, engineered, and constructed by Ship & Shore Environmental to meet a biogas plant’s unique specifications.
The multi-stage system was installed downstream of a pyrolysis furnace and multiple condensers in order to thermally oxidize three waste streams high in sulfur and nitrogen concentration, while also limiting the formation of oxides of nitrogen (NOx).