Patents by Inventor Yurii S. Matros

Patent number: 6261093
Abstract: The present invention relates to regenerative thermal or catalytic oxidizers and methods of operation thereof for oxidizing combustible components of feed gas mixtures. In accordance with the disclosed invention, operation of the heater used to supply supplemental heat to regenerative heat transfer oxidizers is controlled such that the input load to the heater is varied between a maximum input load and a nominal input load in response to a measured control temperature. The present invention provides improved temperature uniformity across the system for more efficient operation.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 2, 2000
Issued: July 17, 2001
Assignee: Monsanto Company
Inventors: Yurii S. Matros, Grigori A. Bunimovich, Christopher A. Roach
Patent number: 5658541
Abstract: A process and apparatus for removal of volatile divalent sulfur compounds from waste gases. Volatile organic compounds are advantageously removed in the same process. The divalent sulfur compounds are oxidized in a combustion zone, then preferably removed from the combustion gas, as by absorption or adsorption. The divalent sulfur compound and any VOCs are oxidized in either a catalytic or thermal combustion zone, after which the combustion gases are cooled by transfer of heat to the contaminated gases entering the combustion zone. A regenerative heat transfer reaction system is preferably used. Catalyst may comprise a noble metal, or oxides of Cr, Cu and/or Mn. A catalyst degraded by deposition of sulfate or sulfite salts on its surface may be reactivated by in situ decomposition of such salts. Reactivation also removes such salts from the heat transfer storage beds of a regenerative heat transfer reaction system.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 16, 1995
Issued: August 19, 1997
Assignee: Monsato Company
Inventors: Yurii S. Matros, Steven F. Meyer
Patent number: 5451300
Abstract: A process and apparatus for stripping a volatile component from a liquid. The volatile component is destroyed by exothermic reaction with an active component in the gas phase, typically over a catalyst. Heat generated by the reaction of the volatile and active components is transferred to a fluid contact zone in which the organic component is stripped from the liquid stream by a stripping gas. Transfer of heat to the fluid contact zone increases the equilibrium partial pressure of the volatile component in the gas phase and thus increases the driving force for mass transfer in the stripping operation. Preferably, the volatile component is reacted with the active component in a regenerative heat transfer reaction system.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 1, 1993
Issued: September 19, 1995
Assignee: Monsanto Company
Inventors: Yurii S. Matros, David E. McCombs
Patent number: 5366708
Abstract: Apparatus and process for the catalytic gaseous phase reaction of a feed gas mixture. The apparatus includes a reactor having two ends which alternately serve as an inlet for the feed gas mixture and as an outlet for reacted gas and two stationary heat exchange/reaction zones connected by a center zone. Each of the heat exchange/reaction zones contains a layer of catalyst and the center zone contains a feed gas mixture inlet. A first distribution/collection zone is between one of the heat exchange/reaction zones and one of the ends of the reactor and a second distribution/collection zone is between the other heat exchange/reaction zone and the other end of the reactor. In the process, the heat exchange/reaction zones are alternately heated and cooled by periodically reversing the direction of flow of gas through the reactor.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 28, 1992
Issued: November 22, 1994
Assignee: Monsanto Eviro-Chem Systems, Inc.
Inventors: Yurii S. Matros, Robert A. Yeo, David E. McCombs
Patent number: 5364259
Abstract: An improved process and apparatus for the gas phase reaction of a feed gas mixture in a regenerative incinerator comprising a combustion zone in fluid communication with at least three separately-housed chambers. Each chamber contains a layer of solid heat exchange material, and is in selective fluid communication with an inlet manifold and an exhaust manifold such that each chamber is selectively operable in an intake mode and an exhaust mode. A layer of catalyst is disposed in each chamber such that catalytic reaction of the feed gas mixture occurs and the operating temperature of the combustion zone may be reduced.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 10, 1993
Issued: November 15, 1994
Assignee: Monsanto Enviro-Chem Systems, Inc.
Inventors: Yurii S. Matros, David E. McCombs