Tertiary N2O Abatement System
The world we live in today is full of amazing achievements most of which wouldn’t be possible without our strong industrial manufacturing infrastructure.
And while these plants and factories work hard to deliver the goods and services we depend on, we need to work equally as hard to minimize the emissions they can sometimes produce, our world depends on it.
That is where CRI comes in. Every day CRI Catalyst, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell researches and implements new innovative ways to help make reducing emissions a reality.
And now through our revolutionary catalytic reduction process, businesses can continue to produce the goods we need while reducing air pollution and helping create safer and cleaner environments.
Discover all of the ways that CRI can help you play your part in ensuring a cleaner environment for us all.
Nitrous oxide, or N2O, is a chemical that has been identified as one of six significant greenhouse gasses under the Kyoto Protocol.
N2O is produced by a number of sources, from nylon, ammonia and explosives producers to human-related sources like agricultural soil management and sewage treatment.
Because of a lack of careful management, N2O has already become a leading cause of ozone depletion.
But there is a way to help curb these effects.
Let’s take a look at a plant producing fertilizer for the agricultural industry. This plant creates Nitric Acid necessary to produce nitrogen rich compounds utilized in fertilizer. Unfortunately, the Nitric Acid production process also produces the potentially harmful greenhouse gas, N2O.
RI’s Tertiary N2O Abatement System can reduce these compounds to extremely low levels, while maintaining low flue gas temperatures.
The two key features of the system are the proprietary high-activity catalyst from CRI and the Lateral Flow Reactor module, which contains the catalyst.
The reaction begins without the addition of a promoter or reactant and is best carried out at an optimum temperature typically present upstream of the expander.
The flue gas then enters the LFR through numerous gas inlet channels. As it travels laterally through CRI’s C-NAT catalyst layers, N2O reductions of up to 99%+ are achieved by converting the emissions to naturally occurring nitrogen and oxygen.
The products are then released into the atmosphere with no undesirable byproducts.
The N2O Abatement System also offers a simple and cost effective design that can be easily retrofitted to many existing applications and even coupled with the Shell DeNOx System.
The N20 Abatement System not only helps improve the immediate surrounding environment, it also helps combat ozone depletion.
For more information on Shell’s N2O Abatement System, visit our website at cricatalyst.com