Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer – RTO
A Treatment System for the Solvent Vapors Emitted into the Air
During the tinplate lacquer coating process, vapor of solvents (solvent vapors) – the materials used to dilute the varnish – are emitted through the chimneys of the heating units. These solvents are volatile organic compounds. This vapor causes strong odor and environmental pollution.
Lageen Food Packaging has been operating the RTO system since 2009. The system allows to burn the vapor at very high temperatures – approximately 850C – using minimal levels of energy.
The principle on which the system is based is highly efficient heat retention and using the varnish vapor itself as a burning material (fuel) in order to conserve energy and to mitigate the high cost of keeping the system in operation. At this high temperature, the solvents break down to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor with no risk of hazardous byproducts.
This system is the best technology available today for the treatment of the volatile organic compounds emitted in industries such as Lageen Food Packaging.
When the system was purchased, possible future expansion of activity had been taken into consideration, and additional lines can be connected to it.
The air emitted from the RTO chimney adheres to the most stringent standards, such as the German standard TA-Luft, on which the Israeli Clean Air Law is based [the Clean Air Law, 2008 – taking effect as of January 2011]. We can proudly say that
this is the most advanced system in Israel for the treatment of air emitted in industries similar to that of Lageen Food Packaging.