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SCR Catalysts for Power Generation

Selective catalytic reduction catalyst (SCR catalyst) systems are highly effective at cutting NOx emissions from power-generating equipment, including gas turbines, utility/industrial boilers and reciprocating engines . BASF Catalysts, with more than 50 years of experience in SCR technology, is a provider of innovative catalysts for use in these systems.

SCR systems use catalysts to promote a reaction between flue gas NOx and a reagent, typically ammonia, that is injected into the flue gas stream. Each of BASF Catalysts's SCR catalysts "selectively" converts NOx into nitrogen and water, thereby reducing NOx emissions by up to 97%. The products consist of porous ceramic, honeycomb substrates that have been coated with either a vanadium-titanium (VNX) or zeolite (ETZ) catalyst.

The catalysts are specially formulated to withstand high operating temperatures, and the ceramic substrates can withstand thermal shock associated with rapid startups, shutdowns and turbine trips. This means that there are no restrictions on how fast a turbine can be brought up to full-load operation.

VNX and ETZ catalysts, are part of BASF Catalysts' line of NOXCat products for SCR systems. We also offer non-selective catalytic (NSCR) reduction catalysts for rich-burning engines and certain chemical processes.

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The NOxCat ETZ catalyst is one of a family of products for use in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, which cut emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from power-generating and industrial facilities. The NOxCat ETZ catalyst can reduce these ozone-forming emissions by up to 97%.

Each of BASF Catalysts's SCR catalysts "selectively" converts NOx into nitrogen and water. NOxCat ETZ is specifically designed for use in simple cycle power generating turbines and other high temperature turbine applications.

This highly active zeolite catalyst is most effective at temperatures of 675°F (357°C) to 1075°F (580°C). It is supplied on ceramic structures in composite honeycomb configurations. ETZ catalysts do not contain heavy metals, reducing disposal concerns.

NOxCat ETZ catalyst is similar to other BASF Catalysts zeolite SCR products that have been in commercial operation for over a decade, but it includes several advancements that make this catalyst excellent for use in simple cycle power-generating turbines.

ETZ 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

NOxCat VNX for Power Generation

VNX Catalyst Benefits

  • Reduces NOx by up to 99%
  • Well suited for reciprocating engines, gas turbines, utility/industrial boilers, and chemical process applications
  • Most effective at 550°F to 800°F (288°C to 427°C)
  • Highly active vanadia/titania catalytic coatings