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. BASF offers a broad variety of competencies, technologies and products to the fuel cell industry. With our long term experience in the fuel processing area we deliver adsorbents and catalysts needed to generate hydrogen for fuel cell applications with high efficiency. 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 profile and spike thermocouples, industrial thermocouples, fiberglass thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high-temperature thermocouple wire and cable. We also produce epitaxial thermocouples. Glass Industry Thermocouples have been a specialty of BASF for over 100 years. 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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N₂O Decomposition & DeNOx Technology

BASF supplies catalysts and technologies to reduce emissions from stationary sources and industrial processes. Tailor-made solutions, catalyst services and long-term experience in emission reduction help our customers fulfill their sustainability goals.

BASF’s N₂O decomposition technology adsorbs N₂O (laughing gas) and almost eliminates N₂O emissions. The decomposition of 1 metric ton of N₂O has the same effect as of saving 298 metric tons of CO2. To break down N₂O into its harmless, natural components, (N2 and O2), BASF has developed a series of decomposition catalysts.

Moreover, BASF offers catalysts for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx (DeNOx) from stationary source gases. This process enables the elimination of pollutants without producing any residues which require disposal.

The catalysts can be used to eliminate and reduce harmful substances in a great varierty of applications, such as:

  • Nitric acid plants
  • Adipic acid plants

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Environmental Catalysts Portfolio

Catalyst Shape Size, mm Density, kg/L Min. Operating Temperature, °C Max. Operating Temperature, °C
O3-81 Star extrudates 6 (diameter) 0.9 450 >800
O3-85 Star extrudates 3, 6 (diameter) 0.9-1.0 750 >900
O3-90 Honeycomb (extrudates) 50-200 (length) 70 (outer diameter) 1.2 750 >900
O4-89 Extrudates 4.5 (diameter) 1.1 180 450

BASF O4-89 DeNOx catalyst at nitric acid plant

N₂O catalysts – your benefits

Your benefits:

  • Long catalytic lifetime
  • Durability saves up to 50%
  • No leaching into the HNO₃
  • Works with all types of platinum (Pt) gauzes
  • Extermelylow pressure drop
  • Good economic value with low investment

Our service:

  • Full catalyst design based on process simulation
  • Activity tests
  • Confidentiality license agreement
  • Supply of fresh catalyst

DeNOx catalysts – your benefits

Your benefits:

  • Extremely low NH₃ slip
  • No substantial N₂O generation
  • Low pressure drop combined with optimized fluid dynamics
  • Flexibility - covers all relevant operating windows
  • Cost-effective solution

Our service:

  • Refills
  • Revamps
  • New plants together with our engineering partner