Catalytic Thermal Oxidizers

Catalytic thermal oxidizers use a catalyst to promote the oxidation of selected contaminant molecules. Catalytic oxidation occurs through a chemical reaction between the molecules and a precious-metal catalyst bed within the stream. With an operating temperature in the range of 400-600°C this application has the benefit to drastically reduce the required auxiliary fuel and NOx production. Recuperators can be included in the system to further reduce operating costs and emissions.