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Widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications. Catalytic converters for aircraft cabins and fuel inerting. Cathode materials, e-mobility, next-generation technology solutions. Air cleaners that help to improve indoor air quality. Solutions for the most challenging applications. BASF maintains significant diesel research and development facilities around the world. These facilities are being used to develop the technologies needed to meet the extremely low emission levels called for in new emissions regulations. As the global leader in mobile emissions catalysts, BASF has developed a number of specialized catalyst technologies. BASF offers a "full loop" of precious metals products & services. Catalysts for chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries. We offer precious metals supply and full-loop management services, including refining to recover precious metals from spent catalysts. The development of fuels and chemicals based on biological feedstocks is critical to a sustainable future and BASF is proud to provide the catalysts to support this industry. BASF has established itself as a front-runner in this field by becoming the global market leader for sodium methylate, the homogeneous catalyst used for biodiesel production. BASF catalyst technologies play a crucial role in the manufacture of a wide range of fine and specialty chemical products including flavor and fragrances, herbicides and pesticides, resins, pigments and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, and plastic and rubber additives. Chemistry plays an important role in the transformation of vegetable oils to products for our daily life. Catalysts are an indispensable tool to make this transformation possible. BASF offers more than 125 years of experience with oxidation catalysts. Each percent of catalyst selectivity advantage creates additional value and reduces COx emission. Solutions for power plants, process industries and more. BASF Catalysts has long been a leader in the development of highly active, robust and selective catalysts and related technologies for the destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Thermocouples, pyrometers - insights for higher yields. Our contact temperature probes include high temperature thermocouples, platinum thermocouples, noble metal thermocouples, thermocouples for the glass industry, profile and spike thermocouples for diffusion furnaces, high temperature industrial thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high temperature thermocouple wire and cable. A specialty of BASF for many years is the glass thermocouple. We have grown with the industry and, as glass technology requirements have expanded and changed over the years. Offering excellent accuracy, resolution, repeatability, and stability, EXACTUS® optical pyrometer technology provides significant performance advantages in non-contact temperature measurement in a practical, rugged and user-friendly design.

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Adsorbents

BASF offers the widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications in industries such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing. The BASF portfolio includes proprietary alumina, silica, alumino-silica gels and a broad line of base metal oxide guard bed materials, including the PuriStar family.


We make adsorbents differently

Adsorption is the accumulation of atoms or molecules on the surface of a material. This process creates a film of the adsorbate (the molecules or atoms being accumulated) on the adsorbent's surface. It is different from absorption, in which a substance diffuses into a liquid or solid to form a solution. The term sorption encompasses both processes, while desorption is the reverse process.

At BASF, we make adsorbents differently. The difference comes from not only making our adsorbents differently, it comes from thinking differently.

Adsorbents are used usually in the form of spherical pellets, rods, moldings, or monoliths with hydrodynamic diameters between 0.5 and 10 mm. They must have high abrasion resistance, high thermal stability and small pore diameters, which results in higher exposed surface area and hence high surface capacity for adsorption. The adsorbents must also have a distinct pore structure which enables fast transport of targeted molecules.

Adsorbent Selector

BASF Adsorbents offers products used in the production of natural gas, sulfur, olefins, hydrogen peroxide, petrochemicals, aromatics and catalysts. Use our Adsorbent Product Selector to select the adsorbent that is right for you by industry, application or product by using the pull down menus below.

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For over 50 years, BASF has been pioneering innovative FCC catalysts, hydrogenation catalysts, and adsorbents for refinery applications. Click below to view our portfolio of products available.

Sorbead® Air: The Ideal Adsorbent for Air Drying

Sorbead® Air: The Ideal Adsorbent for Air Drying

Sorbead® Air is known to cut energy and maintenance costs significantly due to many of its properties. It is the best adsorbent to use for the dehydration of air.

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Durasorb™

Durasorb™

BASF Durasorb™ is a family of products developed in combination with proprietary system design software to complement each other for the purification of Natural Gas streams. BASF Durasorb™ products are designed to work together to provide optimum solutions for the most difficult gas processing conditions, including retrofit of existing units.

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Olefin Purification

Olefin Purification

BASF offers since more than 30 years a broad portfolio for treating streams used in polyethylene, polypropylene or cumene units. The portfolio also covers units recovering olefins like ethylene or propylene recovery units or generating olefins like dehydrogenation units or steamcrackers.

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Sulfur Recovery

Sulfur Recovery

BASF provides high-quality products, proven technologies, and reliable services for the sulfur recovery process. By developing customized solutions, BASF supports customers increase sulfur recovery, optimize performance, and maximize profitability.

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