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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
O4-89 Extrudates 4.5 (diameter) 1.1 180 450
D20 057 Katalysatoren
N20 glow3

BASF O4-89 DeNOx catalyst at nitric acid plant

Selective CCP

N₂O (laughing gas) 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
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