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Design of Thermal Oxidation Systems for Volatile Organic Compounds - David A. Lewandowski

Design of Thermal Oxidation Systems for Volatile Organic Compounds

Hardcover Published: 29th September 1999
ISBN: 9781566704106
Number Of Pages: 368

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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.
  • Introduction
    Environmental Regulations
    VOC Destruction Efficiency
    Combustion Chemistry
    Mass and Energy Balances
    Waste Characterization and Classification
    Thermal Oxidizer Design
    Heat Recovery
    Catalytic Oxidation
    Regenerative Systems
    Combustion NOx Control
    Postcombustion NOx Control
    Gas Scrubbing Systems
    Safety Systems
    Design Checklist
    Incinerability Ranking
    Table of the Elements
    Heats of Combustion of Organic Compounds
    Abbreviated Steam Tables
    Explosive Limits of VOCs
    References
    Bibliography
    Index
    Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9781566704106
    ISBN-10: 1566704103
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 368
    Published: 29th September 1999
    Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 15.7  x 2.46
    Weight (kg): 0.69
    Edition Number: 1

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