The Applied Catalyst Activated Carbon Monolith (ACM) can be used for CO2 capture, H2S adsorption, and hydrocarbon adsorption. The porosity and high surface area of activated carbon is sufficient to allow for long-term capture and subsequent de-adsorption of various gases.
It is widely understood that manmade CO2 emissions are a major contributor to climate change. As one of the most prevalent greenhouse gases emitted from industry, methods to reduce CO2 are both a political and industrial hot topic. Research continues on ways to harness or reduce CO2 emissions from a variety of sources.
The Applied Catalyst Activated Carbon Monolith (ACM) and Activated Carbon Monolith Catalyst (ACMC) are used in commercial and residential systems for air purification. Over time, HVAC systems recirculate a wide array of nuisance substances such as allergens, bacteria, mold spores, and volatile organic compounds in the form of smoke or odors. The Activated Carbon Monolith has the ability to capture and trap those substances to prevent them from being recirculated in the air that you and your loved ones breathe.
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy is used to characterise materials and surfaces used as catalysts for numerous chemical reactions with great success. Surface studies of catalysts range from fundamental research into core level shifts induced by adsorbed species as a model of reaction intermediates to applied research on used industrially relevant catalysts. Here we present a number of recent papers which include data acquired using Kratos AXIS spectrometers.
Optimal performance of petrochemical reforming catalysts depends upon maintaining an optimal moisture / chloride ratio within the reforming reactor. When moisture and chloride are out of balance, catalysts suffer from higher deactivation rates and decreased yields. The cost of inadequately controlling the moisture / chloride ratio can be very high in terms of yield losses, off-spec product, increased catalyst regeneration , early catalyst replacement , processing upsets and / or increased downtime.
Applied Catalysts has a unique activated carbon monolith based catalyst (ACMC, link to Flyer) based on Applied Ceramic carbon honeycomb (ACM). The ACM has been commercialized in a number of gas adsorption applications, such as for evaporative emission control in automobiles. The ACMC catalysts can be used in most applications where catalysts are carbon supported with advantages for continuous process chemistries in flow reactors.