High Performance Catalyst for Sulfuric Acid Plants
MECS® Sulfuric Acid
Sulfur burning, metallurgical, spent acid, and wet sulfuric acid plants have trusted MECS® Sulfuric Acid Catalyst Products to reliably and economically convert SO2 to SO3 since 1915. As a world leader in sulfuric acid process technologies and catalyst production for nearly 100 years, our vast technical expertise and sulfuric acid production knowledge, coupled with our commitment to innovation, has enabled us to create a line of high-performance sulfuric acid catalysts for use in any type of converter.
Our research and development program is dedicated to maximizing overall plant operation and optimizing four key performance attributes — activity, pressure drop, hardness, and service life — to yield the best sulfuric acid catalyst for every application. By balancing these attributes, DuPont Clean Technologies has been able to create a full range of high-quality catalysts that are reliable and durable, maximize conversion while reducing SO2 emissions, and provide for optimum pressure drop and run time. These features allow MECS® high-performance catalysts to boost plant capacity and improve efficiency.
Catalysts for every application and need
With more than a hundred years of experience working in the sulfuric acid industry, we understand how plant requirements can vary from site to site. Therefore, we have developed a comprehensive line of catalysts suited for each plant's unique energy consumption, production rate and SO2 emission needs.
Simply make your selection from the following catalyst types based on your unique needs.
High-Performance GEAR™ Series
This innovative sulfuric acid catalyst is characterized by its:
Geometrically optimized shape
Enhanced surface area
Reduced pressure drop
The GEAR™ Series’ distinctive hexa-lobed design reduces energy costs, extends operating time, boosts acid production, and reduces overall plant SO2 emissions. When incorporated into a new converter, GEAR™ will provide for the lowest capital cost as well.Learn more
XLP Series — Extended Surface Area
Our XLP Series enables low pressure drop and high conversion performance in all beds of the converter. XLP is the industry standard in sulfuric acid plants today.Learn more
T Series — Pellet Type
Our pellet design is ideal for low gas velocity converters, and applications where maximum durability is required for lower screening losses.Learn more
Our cesium promoted line of products enables low plant stack emissions and lower ignition temperatures, for faster plant start-ups.learn more
Service and Technical support
Discover how MECS® catalyst can improve plant performance and reduce emissions in sulfuric acid plants. Please contact our knowledgeable experts for assistance in specifying the correct catalyst type for your converter. Further catalyst maintenance, storage and handling details as well as information on our sampling services may be found in our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
All MECS® sulfuric acid catalyst is made in the USA at our facility in Martinez, California. As the plant is solely dedicated to the production of sulfuric acid catalyst, MECS® has been able to focus all its technical know-how into each liter of sulfuric acid catalyst produced, resulting in catalyst products that are of consistently high quality and durability. The plant is ISO 2008:9001 certified and prides itself on its ability to provide outstanding levels of service to our clients worldwide.
Packaging and Inventory
Every MECS® Catalyst product is available in an assortment of high-strength, moisture-resistant packages. We have the experience and resources to package and prepare documentation for shipments anywhere on the globe.
Packaging and shipping options:
- 1,200- liter or 1,500-liter plastic-lined super sacks.
- 200-liter steel drums with plastic inner liners.
Inventory is stocked and managed in warehouses that are strategically located near the major sulfuric acid production clusters throughout the world to ensure catalyst is available when and where you need it.