Despatch Industries Introduces New VOC Thermal Oxidizer

  • Despatch VOC Oxidizer
    Despatch VOC Oxidizer

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. - June 30, 2009 - Despatch Industries, a leading process technology provider for the solar industry, proudly announces the introduction of their new, patent pending VOC Thermal Oxidizer. This tool is designed and engineered to destroy over 99% of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from gasses exhausted during the drying of photovoltaic metallization pastes in solar cell manufacturing. Despatch has already sold ten Oxidizer units to a leading European solar cell manufacturer.

"Current methods of removing VOCs are ineffective, require frequent cleaning and leave behind waste material that is hazardous and costly to dispose of," states Jeff Bell, Product Manager. "Our VOC Thermal Oxidizer destroys over 99% of VOCs and is virtually maintenance free. The exhaust from our Oxidizer contains only CO2 and water vapor."

Despatch VOC Oxidizer

The Oxidizer was developed as a direct replacement for current ineffective remote abatement and VOC condenser options. The new unit mounts directly to the furnace to eliminate any risk of solvent condensation. Oxidizers are located at the entrance and exit of the dryer section to achieve more effective abatement with faster belt speeds. This solution also meets legal and environmental requirements regarding the capture and destruction of organic materials.

The VOC Thermal Oxidizer is available on new firing furnaces and on existing Despatch firing furnaces via field retrofit.

Despatch Industries partners with solar industry leaders to provide the process technology expertise for integrated solutions that make solar power a viable and affordable energy option. Despatch is consistently recognized for exceptional performance and process quality, optimal cell efficiency, maximum equipment uptime and reduced operating costs.

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