Malvern’s applications knowledge in the areas of heterogeneous catalysts and catalyst preparation leads to extended lifetime and cost savings in production.

An optimal size range exists for a catalyst and catalyst support that will maximize its lifetime while retaining its activity. The accuracy and precision of Malvern’s characterization equipment allow that range to be more than defined – it is possible to push to the limits allowing catalyst lifetimes to be extended. Product optimization and characterization application areas include:

  • FCC catalysts where a prediction of the attrition rate and thus the lifetime can be made from the slope of the pressure-size titration in a dry analysis.
  • Supported metal and alloy catalysts.
  • ‘Black’ metal catalysts such as platinum and palladium where costs are paramount and usage needs to be restricted.
  • Raney nickel for fat hydrogenation.

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