Haldor Topsoe and Proton Ventures BV have successful started up the first TertiNOx™ catalyst reference at Kavala Fertilizers, one of the largest nitric acid producers in Greece.
Announcing the news yesterday (14th Jan), the companies said the plant has already exceeded its design conversion with N₂O emissions below 10 ppm, low ammonia slip, and practically eliminated NOx emissions.
TertiNOx™ is a catalyst for removal of nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas. The catalyst is developed for the nitric acid industry where N₂O is formed as byproduct of the oxidation of ammonia. TertiNOx™ is also active for SCR reactions to remove NOx.
Topsoe supplied both catalyst and basic engineering for the project.
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