CPI designs each VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer based on the exact needs of your application. With 43 years of catalyst manufacturing as a basis of our expertise, you can be assured that your VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer will be designed with the most appropriate catalyst product for your needs. The VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer is substitutes the standard natural (propane) gas or oil fired combustion system with an electric heating module . The VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer combines a low temperature oxidation catalyst, our unique primary heat exchanger, and an long lasting heating element all in a convenient integrated package. These systems are easy to install, provide very high removal efficiency, and offer very low operating cost. With zero moving parts in the reactor, the VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer provides the highest uptime reliability and long equipment life.
VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer’s have limited air volume capacity. Because of limitations in standard electrical heating elements, the VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer has an upper volume rating of 3,500 scfm. If your application is higher, please contact our Sales Engineering Dept to see if custom heating systems can be used to support larger air volume capacities.
Catalytic treatment of VOC's and other air pollutants works by reacting the harmful air pollutants over a specially designed catalyst where VOC's are converted to inert byproducts, water vapor (H2O), and usable heat. These harmless byproducts are passed through a heat exchanger where the gas streams energy is transferred to the incoming exhaust.
VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidation systems represent cost-effective air pollution control alternatives. When compared to thermal oxidation, their lower operating temperatures (400°F - 650°F) reduce operating costs, save on fuel, and extend equipment life. Each are designed and fabricated for your specific application, each system utilizes materials and metallurgy that will afford the highest performance, longest life, and economical procurement.
The VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidation Process starts by incorporating a booster fan to draw one or more VOC-laden exhaust from your process lines into the system. From there, your process VOC laden exhaust is directed to our unique stainless steel primary air-to-air heat exchanger where energy is transferred to the process exhaust before passing over the electrical heating element. The primary heat exchanger can actually eliminate the auxiliary heating required for operation.
VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer’s utilize an electric heating element to precisely maintain the desired catalyst inlet temperature. The heating element is designed to provide even heating of the exhaust gases with oxygen and thoroughly mix the air stream prior to entering the catalyst bed. This innovative design provides the highest degree of flame impingement and high-velocity mixing, leading to airflow and temperature uniformity for which VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizers are known.
The pre-heated exhaust stream enters the catalyst bed and reacts with any of the specially selected catalysts where an exothermic reaction occurs, leading to complete combustion of the VOC's. The VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizer can be designed for use with several different styles of catalyst; Monolith Elements and Pourable Beads are the most common types of catalyst. The oxidation of hydrocarbons (VOC’s) results in harmless byproducts, water vapor, and useable heat. The catalyst induced ionization level for most VOC’s occurs at temperatures between 400 F and 650 F. This is sufficient to achieve conversion of VOC/HAP pollutants in excess of 99%.
Typical applications for VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer’s include:
• Ethylene Oxide Sterilization
• Carbon Monoxide Removal
• Ammonia Removal
• Toxic gas removal such as; arsine, silane, phosphine
• Oxygen Removal
• Or hazardous areas that do not allow gas combustion