15 Jul 2016

A new generation of gauzes takes over catalytic ammonia oxidation: MPAC

Multi-Combination Gauze Pack is Umicore‘s long expected latest innovation for any kind of ammonia oxidation catalysis. Based on the success story of the already unique multi-layer gauze systems that had been inroduced more than a decade ago, MPAC now takes the next step. A much broader toolbox of new and improved features supported by a much better understanding of how to use these tools enables gauze designs that will match significantly better with defined performance criteria in ammonia oxidation processes. The most striking difference compared to our established MKS systems is the fact that MPAC allows a distinctly bigger number of combinations, designs and functionalities due to the fact that new and improved gauze features have been developed. Next to material and wire constitutions it is first and foremost the structural uniqueness based on our knitting technology that makes MPAC an even more effective catalyst compared to its MKS ancestors. MPAC consists of even smarter multi-dimensional spatially oriented wires, being it in a mono-layer gauze, a multi-layer gauze or an entire gauze pack.

The first MPAC generation will focus on improving product yield, reducing PGM weight and increasing campaign times. For defined conditions it will also be able to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Additional features will be gradually added over the next 24 months, making MPAC a truly vital and dynamic gauze innovation.

Discover MPAC‘s features and your benefits!

MPAC in more detail

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