VAMOX® converts VAM into carbon dioxide and water vapour using the well known principle of regenerative thermal oxidation (RTO). The regenerative thermal oxidation is based on the cyclic reversal of the airflow through multiple vessels filled with heat absorbing media to minimize heat losses during the oxidation process. The patented and award winning BIOTOX® RTO, commercialized since 1991, is also based on the regenerative thermal oxidation operating principle and has been a fundamental source of inspiration for the VAMOX®.
Each ton of methane oxidized by the VAMOX® reduces GHG emissions by approximately 18 tCO2e. In addition, whenever the VAM concentration is above 0,25%, heat can be recovered as hot water, low grade steam or electricity can be produced from superheated steam.