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IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGERWith the highly active catalyst AmoMax®-10, less pressure and lower temperatures are needed for ammonia synthesis than before. This saves energy and gives the chance to even increase the ammonia yield. Thanks to this new catalyst, it will be possible to build smaller and more cost effective ammonia plants in future while achieving the same production output. Clariant is thereby helping to make future food supply more secure and ecologically compatible.
FERTILIZERS CAN BE PRODUCED MORE EFFICIENTLY USING HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AMMONIA SYNTHESIS CATALYSTS
Clariant offers highly active catalysts which help to save energy during the production of ammonia. With AmoMax®-10 the temperature and pressures needed for the reaction between nitrogen and hydrogen to form ammonia can be lowered, which highly reduces the energy input. Its special structure offers a larger surface area on which the chemical reactions can take place, enhanced additionally by two kinds of tailor-made activators, increasing both its stability and its catalytic efficacy.
DECISIVE IMPROVEMENT OF A WELL-PROVEN PROCESS – CONSERVES RESOURCES AND SPARES THE ENVIRONMENT
AmoMax-10 has an approx. 40% higher activity than conventional catalysts, resulting in energy savings
LOW INVESTMENT COSTS
Cost saving potential in existing plants, because the new catalyst can be easily integrated
SIGNIFICANT COST REDUCTION
Annually several hundred thousand US dollars can be saved per plant
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