Regenerative thermal oxidizing towers (RTOs) depend on the ceramic media within to optimize the tower's performance and efficiency. The selection of ceramic media type can make a significant difference throughout the lifespan of the RTO in terms of time and costs. There are differences and nuances among ceramic media choices. Understanding these differences can help operators and plant managers make a well-informed decision that helps reach target goals for pollutant removal and air quality control while cutting maintenance time and sparing energy expenditures.

The average lifespan of a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) can vary between ten to 20 years or even more. In fact, a well-designed RTO can outlast the personnel working at the facility. However, suppose you think a 20-year-old piece of capital equipment is outdated and not up to par with current operational demands, regulations or the newest efficiency equipment. In that case, the good news is that there are ways to update the RTO process to meet current trends.

What is escaping from your regenerative oxidizing tower (RTO)? Wasted energy could release profits while you strive to capture volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A variety of factors can impact the thermal efficiency of your RTO. The choice of RTO packing material for the ceramic bed can play a critical role in optimizing thermal efficiencies. Optimizing thermal efficiencies directly correlates to energy savings—your choice of ceramic media matters.

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