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High Performance Catalyst for Sulfuric Acid Plants – Frequently Asked Questions

Catalyst Sampling

Do you analyze used catalyst?

Yes, we do. Simply fill in the MECS® Catalyst for Sulfuric Acid Sample Kit Request Form and we will send you a kit, so you can take a sample and send it to the shipping address shown for analysis. We will process your request in the shortest delay possible.

 

What is the best way to take a catalyst sample?

Our recommendations for taking a catalyst sample are described in the Sampling Procedure.

Catalyst Maintenance

How should catalyst be stored?

Please see our Catalyst storage instructions for recommendations.

 

Where can I find catalyst installation instructions?

Please follow the guidelines provided in our installation instructions.

 

What are the recommendations for screening MECS® Catalyst for Sulfuric Acid?

There are two options for screening for Sulfuric Acid: manual screening and vacuum screening.

 

What is the procedure for start-up and shutdown of a Sulfur Burning Sulfuric Acid Plant Converter containing MECS® Catalyst for Sulfuric Acid?

Please follow the advice in the General Start-Up and Shutdown Instructions for Sulfur Burning Sulfuric Acid Plants.

 

What is the procedure for start-up and shutdown of a Metallurgical Sulfuric Acid Plant Converter containing MECS® Catalyst for Sulfuric Acid?

Please follow the advice in the General Start-Up and Shutdown Instructions for Sulfur Burning Sulfuric Acid Plants.

 

What is the procedure for start-up and shutdown of a Spent Acid (SAR) Sulfuric Acid Plant Converter containing MECS® Catalyst for Sulfuric Acid?

Please follow the advice in the General Start-Up and Shutdown Instructions for Sulfur Burning Sulfuric Acid Plants.

Catalyst Operation

How can I maximize conversion across the catalyst bed?

Details on steps to optimize the bed inlet temperature and so maximize the conversion are given in the Instructions for Bed Inlet Temperature Optimization.

 

What can affect catalyst longevity/performance?

Catalyst life can be affected by several influences. For further details, please consult our Poisoning or Deactivation of MECS® Catalyst for Sulfuric Acid list.

 

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us.

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