BASF Catalysts offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products including advanced battery materials. BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. We believe mobility’s future lies in more than just products. So where others come to a full stop, we’re just getting started—by leveraging the full power of BASF to continually advance our comprehensive package of sustainable solutions that enable us to travel further, as well as above and beyond. A leading supplier of high performance cathode active materials (CAM) for electrified vehicles to battery producers and automotive OEMs around the world. Protecting the air we breathe from harmful emissions through innovation. BASF leverages unsurpassed expertise in the development of emission control technologies for a wide range of market applications. BASF is committed to advancing and promoting environmentally-sound technologies to achieve a sustainable future in aviation. Offering 50 years of experience developing intelligent solutions for air quality over a wide range of applications — enabling clean air for a healthier, more sustainable future. As the global leader in chemical catalysts, BASF develops cutting-edge catalyst chemistry with our customers’ needs in mind. BASF offers the widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications in industries such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing. At BASF, our Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst and additive offerings together with our expert technical services build the right solution to create value within any unit’s constraints. Paving the way toward a brighter, more secure future. Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes, and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead BASF on a continuing journey of sustainability. BASF Natural Gas experts have a diverse portfolio of products to custom design a solution and help you meet your Natural Gas treatment needs. BASF has been serving the natural gas treatment market for over 60 years. With more than 150 years of experience in metal sourcing, trading, and hedging, we’ve built tangible results for our industrial customers. With more than 100 years of experience in recycling materials, BASF’s end-to-end recycling program is known and trusted around the globe. As a leader in precious-metal thermocouples for many years, BASF recently applied its technological expertise to optical-based temperature measurement. With nearly 50 years of experience, we offer reliability and efficient solutions for the treatment of various gases. BASF Sorbead® Air adsorbents are alumino silicate gels in the form of hard, spherical beads. They are essential in removing water from compressed air so that the efficiency of chemical processes is not compromised. Sorbead® Air is the most energy saving and environmentally friendly adsorbent available for the air compression industry. Innovative, step-change technology with dual-purpose performance: removal of heavy hydrocarbons and water to cryogenic specifications in a single unit. Developing and producing pharmaceutical ingredients for more than 75 years, enabling us to provide the solutions you need to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges for your pharmaceutical business. Find the latest news and media information for BASF’s Catalysts division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, USA, the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. Explore this collection of resources to learn more about our innovative research and Catalyst solutions.
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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to residents, workers, and even pets. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce the risk of major health concerns.

Homeowners, landlords, and manufacturers know that poor IAQ poses a real threat, while improving IAQ holds numerous benefits, including improved health, comfort, safety and productivity.

50+ years' of experience developing clean-air solutions

Some air cleaners are highly effective at particle removal. However, removing gaseous pollutants can be an even greater challenge.

With over 50 years of experience developing clean-air solutions—including the invention of the catalytic converter—BASF has the know-how needed to provide emission-control catalyst technologies that reduce carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, particulate, ozone, and more—while optimizing performance, minimizing capital, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

BASF demonstrates added value based on a market-driven, sustainable business model that balances both environmental and economic interests—bringing cleaner air to a healthier, greener future.

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Catalysts are critical in air cleaners to remove formaldehyde from indoor air

Formaldehyde is a common indoor air pollutant found in many homes and buildings. It is a colorless gas, and at elevated levels is highly irritating to the eyes, nose, and lungs. Exposure to formaldehyde may cause adverse health effects. Formaldehyde can be released into the home from many indoor sources, including plywood, particleboard, and other pressed wood products used in home construction and furnishings, and many consumer products. BASF has developed catalysts for use in air cleaners to remove formaldehyde from indoor air. This technology is based on BASF’s many years of experience developing solutions for clean air.

Removing ozone to provide you with fresher, cleaner air

Ground level or "bad" ozone is not emitted directly into the air, but is created by chemical reactions between nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the presence of sunlight. Emissions from industrial facilities and electric utilities, motor vehicle exhaust, and gasoline vapors, are some of the major sources of NOx and VOC.

According to the U.S. EPA, breathing ozone can trigger a variety of health problems including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and airway inflammation. It also can reduce lung function and harm lung tissue. In addition, ozone can worsen bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. BASF has developed catalysts for use in air handling systems to remove ozone from indoor air. This technology is based on BASF’s many years of experience developing solutions for clean air.

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Catalysts are used to remove different pollutants to provide you with cleaner air

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In addition to Formaldehyde and Ozone, there are other pollutants such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) that can result in poor indoor air quality. VOC are a large group of chemicals that are found in many products we use to build and maintain our homes. Once these chemicals are in our homes, they are released or “off-gas” into the indoor air. The U.S. EPA reports that breathing in low levels of VOCs for long periods of time may increase some people’s risk of health problems.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) is one of a group of highly reactive gases known as oxides of nitrogen or nitrogen oxides (NOx). According to the U.S. EPA, breathing air with a high concentration of NO2 can irritate airways in the human respiratory system.

BASF has developed catalysts for use in air cleaners to remove different pollutants from indoor air. This technology is based on BASF’s many years of experience developing solutions for clean air.


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