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To our customers, that means effortless regulatory compliance, no additional emission reduction costs, higher conversion and bigger profits. These results last. Because of their exceptional physical stability, our catalysts offer a longer lifetime, energy savings and minimal downtime risks.

At BASF, all of that comes with total service dedication, reliable customer support backed by the inventor of sulfuric acid catalysts, and decades of experience.

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Why BASF?

Because BASF designs sulfuric acid catalysts to maximize outcomes, their exceptional stability and large surface area deliver consistent, lasting results. Our customers receive a longer-lasting catalyst with exceptionally low SO2 emissions, energy savings and reduced downtime risks, which translates to improved regulatory compliance, saved costs and more profit. Our knowledgeable specialists deliver all that along with dedicated customer support.

When customers work with BASF, they benefit from our decades of experience in:

  • Conversion evaluation
  • Performance optimization
  • Technical assistance
  • Customer sample analysis
  • On-site plant support
  • Spent catalyst disposal assistance
  • Process performance evaluation
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Patents: Never Stop Inventing

In 1913, the first patent on the vanadium-based catalyst was granted to BASF. Invented by BASF, the vanadium-based catalyst is still the chemical foundation of all sulfuric acid catalysts on the market.

That’s how the new O4-115 Quattro was born. The latest addition to our catalyst family features a 30 percent higher surface area and improved pore accessibility to boost performance, reduce emissions and further increase your plant capacity. This new shape is patented by BASF.

Technologies

BASF catalysts are proven in our plants and designed to enhance yours. Our sulfuric acid production plants have had the lowest SO2 emissions in the world since 1913, making them ideal for regulatory compliance and cost savings. Work with us to get the full benefit of almost a century’s worth of experience. Our oxidation catalysts are optimized for manufacturers that produce:

  • Fertilizers
  • Chemicals
  • Detergents
  • Dyes
  • Pigments
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Steel
  • In Metallurgical Processes
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O4-110

For the catalytic oxidation of SO2 in the production of sulfuric acid. Preferably installed in the first bed.

O4-111

For the catalytic oxidation of SO2 in the production of sulfuric acid. Preferably installed in the second to fifth bed.

O4-115

For the catalytic oxidation of SO2 in the production of sulfuric acid. Because of its excellent low temperature activity, catalyst O4-115 may be installed as an ignition layer or full bed application

O4-116

For the catalytic oxidation of SO2 to SO3 for the production of sulfuric acid. Because of its excellent low temperature activity, catalyst O4-116 is installed in the lower passes to improve the…

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