petrothlil-Tabriz Petrochemical Company (TPC) is planning to launch a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) unit within the next two weeks, the plant’s CEO said.
Speaking to reporters, Siavash Derafshi said an investment of Rl. 640 billion was made in the major environmental project which is aimed at gathering and disposing pollutant gases in the ABS unit of the facility.
An RTO is a piece of industrial equipment used for the treatment of exhaust air. The system is a type of thermal oxidizer that uses a bed of ceramic material to absorb heat from the exhaust gas. It then uses this captured heat to preheat the incoming process gas stream and destroy air pollutants emitted from process exhaust streams at temperatures ranging from 815 °C (1,500 F) to 980 °C (1,800 F).
Derafshi said with the implementation of the project, a significant portion of the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of the ABS unit would be collected through a channel using a blower system and sent to a special furnace at 800 to 1000° C temperatures.
He said the system was built with the cooperation of an Italian company and was implemented within 10 months, rather than 12 months that was initially expected.