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 supplies environmental catalysts and technologies which reduce emissions from stationary sources and industrial processes. 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. As a world leader in emissions control technologies, BASF Catalysts has extensive experience in reducing oxides of nitrogen (NOx) as well as carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC) and particulate matter (PM) produced in equipment used for material handling, mining and construction, and power generation. 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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CO Catalysts for Power Generation

Power plants using natural gas to generate electricity are considered serious point sources of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter. Plant operators are being challenged to meet strict emission standards.

For superior treatment of carbon monoxide emissions from these generators, BASF Catalysts Camet® oxidation catalyst systems destroy CO and VOCs from natural gas and oil fired turbines and boilers. These gas turbine catalysts have unmatched experience and performance.

In addition, BASF Catalysts's CatCO CO oxidation catalyst technology may be applied for process streams with higher particulate content such as wood fired boilers. These catalysts have been successfully used for many years.

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Camet CO Catalysts for Power Generation

BASF Catalysts's Camet® CO catalyst systems destroy carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by power generation equipment. As power plant emissions have received increased attention by regulators, power generators have been required to meet ever more stringent environmental regulations. Camet technology offers an efficient, cost-effective program for gas or oil fired turbines and boilers to meet these regulations.

Camet Benefits

  • The technology has been proven effective by millions of hours of trouble-free performance in the field. Camet-based catalytic converters have a superior conversion efficiency and low-pressure drop.
  • The effectiveness of Camet catalysts is a direct result of BASF Catalysts's innovative catalytic core over which the exhaust gases are passed. The core consists of a continuous metal foil that is corrugated, coated with a uniform washcoat containing the catalyst, folded and encased in a steel container. The folded foil's unique herringbone and skew patterns produce the needed turbulence to ensure excellent fluid-to-wall contact, leading to superior conversion efficiency.
  • The system provides superior conversion efficiency and enables generators to treat large flow rates of exhaust gas with smaller volumes of highly active catalysts.
  • The metal foil substrate provides enhanced catalyst durability with reduced weight. It is rugged and washable. The system also performs effectively in a broad range of operating temperatures: from 500°F to 1250°F (260°C to 675°C).
  • Camet catalytic systems can be customized to meet the needs of new or retrofit installations, even where space is limited. BASF Catalysts can tailor catalyst composition, cell density and catalyst module shape and dimensions to meet specific requirements.
  • Camet catalysts can be configured in individual modules for manual handling or, to reduce service downtime, in complete panels for mechanical loading. Test cores in each unit enable accurate and simple monitoring of the catalyst's efficiency through the life of the product.

CatCO Oxidation Catalysts for Power Generation

BASF's CatCO oxidation catalyst is specifically formulated to provide superior abatement of carbon monoxide (CO) from diesel and natural gas engine applications, wood fired boilers and many other process applications, enabling compliance with today's strict environmental standards. Through the process of oxidation, the CatCO catalyst eliminates CO by converting it to less harmful carbon dioxide (CO2).

CatCO Benefits

  • Reduced emissions of CO by up to 99%
  • Ceramic substrate provides high conversion efficiency with low pressure drop
  • Can be applied to stand-by or continuous operation engines
  • Can be provided in a standard or custom configuration

Camet ST Sulfur-Tolerant Catalyst

Recently, the quality of natural gas fuels has changed dramatically, and the presence of fracked gas, landfill gas, and other acceptable forms of biogas are commonly contained in pipeline gas. The result has been the unpredictable impact on emission catalysts, especially CO/VOC catalysts used in gas turbine applications.

To mitigate the impact of these gases on oxidation catalysts, a complete re-evaluation of catalysts for these applications is required. BASF has re-engineered the traditional CO/VOC catalyst to provide superior performance, even in the presence of higher levels of sulfur. BASF is now offering the patent pending Camet ST Sulfur-Tolerant Oxidation Catalyst to perform in these very unpredictable environments.