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Additional BACT-AID Catalyst Services

Catalyst Washing Service

There are only three mechanisms for the deactivation of catalyst: crystallite agglomeration due to exposure to excessive temperature, poisoning due to reacting with known catalyst poisons, and masking caused by organic build up “blinding” active catalyst sites. In the last instance, the catalyst can be restored through a regenerative washing procedure. The procedure entails a chemical treatment to fix the precious metal followed by an alkali and acid bath. The regenerated catalyst is then tested to confirm that it can be returned to service and meet compliance requirements.

In the event that catalyst cannot be regenerated, SPS can facilitate the reclamation of the precious metal from your spent catalyst and issue a credit memo for a brand new replacement catalyst in the amount of the value of the reclaimed precious metal. Let us prolong your catalyst’s useful life and recycle your spent catalyst to save you money.

Catalyst Testing Service

Preemptive compliance testing is a smart idea for anyone whose business is regulated by air quality authorities. SPS uses Fourier Transform Infrared Radiation (FTIR) Spectrometry to measure the effectiveness of catalyst, and with our catalytic test reactors, we can duplicate the exhaust characteristics of any combustion process known to man.

A typical test will consist of a light off curve on the catalyst as received, a light off curve for the catalyst after our proprietary regeneration baths, and a comparison to a light off curve for a brand new catalyst. With this information, you can easily determine whether or not your catalyst meets your compliance permits in advance of permit review. Let us test your catalyst and take the guess work out of compliance permitting.

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