FALCO 100 Electric Catalytic Oxidizer Energy Use and Performance Calculator

 

               
ENTER CONDITIONS IN BOXES BELOW:      
               
Name of Compound   Only change if 'USER DEFINED' is selected in DROP DOWN BOX AT LEFT  
Heating Value of Compound   BTU/lb   User Defined Heating Value  
Mol. Weight of Compound       User Defined Mol. Weight  
               
Inlet temperature   deg C (Blower Discharge Temp)    
T1 Setpoint (Heater)   deg C        
Inlet Flow   SCFM   (Enter 30-140 SCFM)    
Inlet Concentration   PPMV        
Electric Power Cost   cents/kWh Click for average retail price of electricity per state  
               
RESULTS:              
Mass Flow rate of Vapor   lb/hr  
Catalyst Exit Temp (T2)   deg C  
Catalyst Temp Rise (delta T)   deg C  
               
  lb/hr **Maximum concentration and vapor loading are calculated
based on a 250°C temperature rise across the catalyst.
Higher loadings are possible under certain conditions.
Maximum Concentration**   PPMV
               
FALCO 100 ENERGY USE COMPETITOR ENERGY USE (50% Typical)
Heat Exchanger Efficiency         Heat Exchanger Efficiency    
FALCO 100 (100 scfm) 67   %   Competitor (100 scfm) %
               
Break-even Vapor loading*   lb/hr   Break-even Vapor loading lb/hr
Break-even Concentration*   PPMV   Break-even Concentration PPMV
Catalyst Exit Temp at Break-even*   deg C   Catalyst Exit Temp at Break-even* deg C
               
Heater Load   kW   Heater Load kW
Electric Heater Power Use (Daily)   kWh   Electric Heater Power Use (Daily) kWh
Electric Cost (Daily)   U.S.   Electric Cost (Daily) U.S.
FALCO 100 Yearly cost   U.S.   Competitor Yearly Cost U.S.
               
               
*'Break-even' condition is when all heat required for maintaining Catalyst Entrance Temperature (T1) is recovered from combustion of vapors.
The average molecular weight of Gasoline is about 114, but 87 is closer to the average extracted molecular weight of the vapors.