A New Era of Ammonia Synthesis Catalysts

amomax 10 plus

AmoMax® 10 Plus is Clariant's latest generation of wustite-based ammonia synthesis catalysts. The catalyst is based on the proven ammonia synthesis catalyst AmoMax 10 with an improved promoter set. The optimization of concentration and ratio of the promoter system lead to higher activity, higher stability and a faster startup of AmoMax 10 Plus. The significantly increased activity allows operation with a higher per pass conversion and lower loop pressure, which can be utilized for added ammonia production and/or energy savings. The higher stability and improved water resistance increase the catalyst lifetime and enable a faster catalyst reduction. 

MAIN BENEFITS

PRODUCT BENEFITS

HIGHER ACTIVITY

Compared to AmoMax 10
at least 8% higher productivity

 

LOWER LIGHT OF TEMPERATURE

Lower reduction and light-off temperature than AmoMax 10
10 to 15ºC lower

 

HIGHER POISON RESISTANCE

Improved poison and water resistance

 

CUSTOMER BENEFITS

ENERGY SAVINGS AND LESS CO2 EMISSIONS

Loop pressure reduced by up to 10 bar
Ammonia concentration at converter outlet approx. 1% higher

LONGER LIFETIME

Higher poison and water resistance

INCREASED AMMONIA PRODUCTION

Up to 3% higher

QUICKER START UP

ENERGY SAVINGS AND LESS CO2 EMISSIONS

Loop pressure reduced by up to 10 bar
Ammonia concentration at converter outlet 1% higher

INCREASED AMMONIA PRODUCTION

Up to 3% higher

LONGER LIFETIME

Higher poison and water resistance

QUICKER START UP

PERFORMANCE OF AMOMAX 10 PLUS

The next generation of Clariant AmoMax 10 catalysts shows at least 8% higher ammonia productivity and excellent thermal stability. AmoMax 10 Plus provides a significantly better water resistance and is considerably more active especially at low temperatures, where the temporary poisoning effect of water is typically the strongest. AmoMax 10 Plus allows quicker startup with lower reduction and light-off temperature.

HIGHER AMMONIA PRODUCTION

PERFORMANCE OF AMOMAX® 10 PLUS

at 100 bar with 80 ppm H2O in feed

H2O AND NH3 CONCENTRATION DURING REDUCTION

FROM MAGNETITE TO WUSTITE BASED CATALYSTS

  • Ammonia Catalysts

    Ammonia catalysts must enable more efficient ammonia synthesis today than ever before. With a growing demand on ammonia for the production of chemical fertilizers, and increasing volatility of feedstock prices and energy resources, ammonia producers need reliable solutions to succeed in this highly competitive market. Clariant’s ammonia catalysts are proven to increase efficiency and productivity while minimizing costs. They offer superior performance to maximize ammonia yields, and allow sustainable management of resources to reduce energy consumption in ammonia production. We offer a complete range of ammonia process catalysts, and support you with comprehensive technical services from plant design or upgrades to ensuring optimal catalyst performance. Clariant collaborates with renowned technology partners, such as KBR and Casale, to provide you with the ideal solution based on your specific requirements. more

  • AmoMax-Casale

    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. more

  • AmoMax 10

    AmoMax® 10 is a wustite-based ammonia synthesis catalysts with a unique promoter system that provides much higher activity and stability than magnetite-based catalysts. This improves conversion at low operating temperatures and at more thermodynamically favorable conditions, thus raising ammonia yields. Due to reduced loop recycles and loop pressure, it also saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions. more

  • ActiSafE

    Clariant has developed a safe, efficient and accurate method for measuring water vapor formation and ammonia concentration during ammonia synthesis catalyst activation. ActiSafETM, the latest innovative technology provides advantages, such as continuous real-time measurements. The real-time data allows plant operators to respond quickly to changes in water vapor formation and to optimize the reduction procedure. This not only saves time and avoid catalyst poisoning but also extends the lifespan of the catalyst leading to higher ammonia production. more

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