The VECTOR-e line of catalytic oxidizers (CatOx) eliminates the gas combustion burner and replaces it with an electric heating system. With the increasing emphasis on reducing burner generated NOx emissions , a flameless, electrically heated oxidizer is an ideal choice for VOC control and removal.
The VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer substitutes the standard natural (propane) gas 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.
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
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%.
VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizers meet today's environmental challenges by using the most cost effective manufacturing techniques to bring to industry reliable pollution control systems that offer lower capital costs, simplified installations, and minimal maintenance. Building the experience gained since its formation in 1969, CPI can replace the gas burner in a traditional Catalytic Oxidizer with an electric heating element.
Catalyst is selected based on the ability to provide the highest performance and longest life. The catalyst choices can include platinum group metals on a monolith support, or a pourable bead. Each group offers individual benefits for each application. Monolith catalyst groups are used for general industrial applications or for specialized emissions such as halogenated VOCs and others.
For beaded catalyst products, poison-resistant catalyst provides resistance to many common contaminates, while low temperature formulations allow minimal fuel input.