Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO)

We provide comprehensive design solutions for industrial regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO) through Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. Our solutions for RTOs provide cost-effective insights to examine design parameters and its subsequent impact on overall performance as well as predict the catastrophic failure of the system. We help design engineers to devise out effective thermal oxidizer for maximum destruction of VOC concentrations and hazardous air pollutants.

Hi-Tech’s CAE expertise in RTO Analysis:

Regenerative thermal oxidizers have the prime responsibility to promote chemical reactions of hazardous compounds from the exhaust gases with oxygen, and simultaneously convert the pollutants such as CO and NOx to CO2, H2O and heat. The entire process within the RTO involves the application of fluid flows at elevated temperatures and thereby demands rigorous analyses. Considering the complexities involved in the design of RTO, we provide CFD analyses which include:

Pressure Drop Analysis to simulate the fluid flow phenomena within the flow channels and heat exchange media, and identify regions promoting pressure drops, flow distribution and flow uniformity.

Species Distribution to study chemical kinetics of individual species and its distribution within the specified domain. This analysis helps in improving the chemical reaction rate to enhance the pollutant destruction rate.

Heat Transfer Analysis to predict the performance of heat exchangers within the system and apply design modification to improve heat transfer rate to enhance the preheating process for incoming process gas streams.

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