AmoMax®-Casale is a new ammonia synthesis catalyst jointly developed by Casale and Clariant particularly for use in Casale ammonia converters.
AmoMax-Casale is a customized evolution of the well-known, wustite-based catalyst, AmoMax® 10. While retaining the same superior resistance to aging, poisoning, and mechanical strength, AmoMax-Casale is significantly more active. With an optimized promoter package, AmoMax-Casale provides a larger active surface area and improved diffusion properties, resulting in a 30 % higher efficiency index compared to the wustite-based reference.
This allows to reduce the loop recycle rate and the loop pressure and/or to increase the ammonia production.
By optimizing the plant’s overall efficiency, the customers can generate higher profitability by either benefiting from energy savings and reducing the CO2 footprint or monetizing its increased ammonia production.