Catalyst analysis and testing

Catalyst analysis and testing

Catalyst analysis and testing is essential for determining whether a fresh catalyst meets specifications and is likely to perform as intended. Analysis and testing are also important for deciding whether a used catalyst can be reused after separation and regeneration. Analysis starts with taking representative samples from a number of containers, remembering that the granular material may be inhomogeneous, with slight variations from container to container due to variations in the production process and depending on the position where the sample is taken, due to segregation in a container.

Catalyst Intelligence can assist in setting up both the sampling program and the analytical program aimed at minimising the work required and maximising the amount of information obtained at the lowest possible cost. The analytical program will depend on the precise question to be answered. It is important to be specific about the question to prevent overanalysis and avoidable costs. Providing the analytical lab with clear instructions on the sequence of samples and the types of analysis to be conducted, including intermediate reporting, can save money and provide answers more quickly when time is of the essence.

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