TPC launches major environmental project

SHANA – Tabriz Petrochemical Plant commissioned its biggest environmental project for thermal oxidation with energy recovery capability at the ABS unit of the facility.

The regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) of the ABS unit of the facility was launched on Thursday in a ceremony where a number of the members of the Iranian parliament were present.

The CEO of the facility, Siavash Derafshi, said construction of the unit began in 2016 in a bid to materialize the facility’s environmental commitments towards its staff and the community.

RTO is a piece of industrial equipment used for the treatment of exhaust air. The system is a type of thermal oxidizer that uses a bed of ceramic material to absorb heat from the exhaust gas. It then uses this captured heat to preheat the incoming process gas stream and destroy air pollutants emitted from process exhaust streams at temperatures ranging from 815 °C (1,500 F) to 980 °C (1,800 F).

By implementing this project, a large part of the pollutant gases (volatile organic compounds-VOC) in the ABS unit are collected from the unit through a blow channel and are sent to a special furnace at 800 to 1000 ° C to be orderly obliterated.