VOC Mitigation and Abatement
Manufacturing and industrial companies that generate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as part of their process are required to mitigate or abate the VOCs. A commonly applied approach to mitigation/abatement is through the use of a thermal oxidizer, but this approach uses energy, is expensive to maintain, and often wastes 100 percent of the energy used to destroy the VOC exhaust steam.
Leidos offers a newly patented, energy efficient system that does not require a thermal oxidizer. Leidos’ patented technology uses combined heat and power (CHP) gas-fired internal combustion engines to destroy the VOCs by introducing the VOCs into the combustion air. The VOCs are destroyed in the reciprocating engine at high temperatures and high pressure, and waste heat from the engine is recovered for use in the manufacturing process.