Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Corporation has chosen Topsoe’s Catox catalyst for cost-efficient control of volatile organic compounds (VOC) at their rubber plant in Zibo, China. The facility has two lines with a total capacity of 240,000 Nm3/h, which makes it the largest current styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) emissions control project in Asia.
Lyngby/Denmark — The Danish engineering company has delivered the catalyst charge for a new regenerative catalytic oxidizer at the Sinopec Qilu styrene-butadiene rubber plant in Zibo — the biggest rubber producer in China and part of Sinopec Group, the world’s largest oil refining, gas & petrochemical conglomerate. Li, Vice Plant Director of Sinopec Qilu Rubber, stated that the catalyst performance had been excellent since start up.
According to Haldor Topsoe, the catalyst has been optimized to meet Sinopec Qilu’s requirements for performance, total investment cost, and pressure drop. The suppliers R&D delivered advanced performance measurements that enabled design for the optimal platinum load in order to meet the required emission limits. This had led to a competitive product at the lowest possible cost, the company claims. The tailor-made catalyst was delivered to Sinopec Qilu in under three months.
The Catox catalyst is a platinum monolith that oxidizes hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOC) into harmless CO2 and H2O at low temperatures, saving energy and investment costs.