Specialty application catalysts

Food & Packaging

The importance of maintaining a safe and good working environment is increasing more and more all over the world. Within the food & packaging industry for example, there is an issue with volatile compounds such as hydrogen peroxide and ozone. HC&E has over the years developed catalysts which adresses these issues and they are descibed below in our catalyst family FOOCAT.

1Hydrogen peroxide

HC&E has developed the catalyst HNC-30 for decomposition of hydrogen peroxide in the gas phase. The catalyst has been implemented in the food processing industry and the company has almost 300 reference reactors worldwide. HNC-30 treats hydrogen peroxide vapor and entrained droplets present in air and the conversion of hydrogen peroxide is above 99.9 % with an expected lifetime of more than 3 years.


Hydrogen generation

HC&E has over a number of year been involved in research, development and demonstration of hydrogen generation a. In this work a number of catalysts, e.g. for reforming, water-gas shift and selective CO oxidation, have been developed and tested. In addition, a couple of more specialised catalysts that fulfil very specific niche needs within hydrogen generation have been developed. These materials have been collected under the brand name HUCAT and are all described below.

1Saturation of hydrocarbons

HC&E has developed ASC-10 to adress the issue with non saturated hydrocarbons such as alkenes and alkynes. ACS-10 uses hydrogen to saturate these compounds with temperatures as low as 150 °C; the selected temperature is of course dependent on the application. This way, the carbon formation is avoided and unnecessary changes of catalyst or loss of time-on-stream can be avoided. The catalyst is developed to handle the difficulties encountered in small-scale reforming and is therefore tolerant to 750 °C to handle full stops, oxidizing environments and temperature equalization.

3Steam reforming
4Catalytic partial oxidation
5Water-gas shift
6Preferential oxidation
7Tail-gas combustion

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