FALCO 300 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 100-400 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 300 ENERGY USE COMPETITOR ENERGY USE (50% Typical)
Heat Exchanger Efficiency       Heat Exchanger Efficiency    
FALCO 300 (300 scfm) 73 %   Competitor (300 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 300 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.