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VOC Catalysts

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). While there are a number of methods to abate VOC emissions, catalytic incineration has become a leading choice because it can be more versatile and economical than other approaches.

Our VOCat VOC catalysts control emissions of hydrocarbons (HCs) and other VOC from a wide variety of industrial processes, including chemical processes, paint systems, food processing, printing, electronics, and soil and groundwater cleanup systems. They help customers meet increasingly stringent emissions standards reliably and cost-effectively.

Typical Industrial Emission Applications:

  • Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)
  • Acrylic Acid
  • Phthalic Anhydride / Maleic Anhydride
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Styrene
  • Phenol / Acetone
  • Formaldehyde
  • Ethylene Oxide / Ethylene Glycol
  • Petrochemical
  • Rubber
  • Painting
  • Printing


VOCat™ catalysts convert hydrocarbons (HC) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) into carbon dioxide and water. They are exceptionally efficient and durable, leading often to lower operating costs than other technologies.

VOCat 350 HC & 360 PFC

VOCat 350 HC & 360 PFC

VOCat™ 350 HC and VOCat 360 PFC catalyst provides high activity, excellent selectivity and outstanding stability required for oxidizing halogenated hydrocarbons.



The family of VOCat PTA catalysts destroy the VOC and carbon monoxide (CO) even in the presence of a halogenated compound, methyl bromide, commonly found in PTA exhaust gas.