Jenoptik Catalytic Systems: Purify Exhaust Air without Residue and with Maximum Energy Efficiency
Our catalytic systems oxidize pollutants at particularly low temperatures. This makes them highly energy-efficient when it comes to exhaust air purification.
With catalytic purification, you can clean medium to heavily polluted exhaust air ecologically and economically, removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide, and nitrogen compounds. Powerful catalytic converters ensure residue-free and particularly energy-efficient removal of pollutants.
Chemically convert substances with minimal energy consumption
The catalysis process reduces the energy level of a chemical reaction. The difference in energy between this level and the initial state is termed activation energy. In any chemical reaction, a certain energy amount must first be applied to the source product. Only then is the product activated and chemically transformed.
The activation energy is not related to the energy balance of the reaction: Even strong exothermal reactions such as the oxidation of carbon require activation energy.
Burn off pollutants at low temperatures, and convert them into harmless oxidation products
Using conventional technologies, many pollutants from industrial processes can only be burnt off at very high temperatures. With catalytic purification, this is not the case: As toxic substances are bound to the catalytic converter (intermediate) and broken down on its surface, this lowers the oxidation threshold.
Using a catalytic converter therefore lowers the required activation energy. This means pollutants can be burnt off at low temperatures with greater energy efficiency, and converted into harmless oxidation products such as water and carbon dioxide. The catalytic converter itself returns to its unloaded original state after a brief amortization period.
Clean process: no build-up of nitrogen or dioxins during the catalysis
The reaction products and energy yield of the reaction do not change as a result of the catalysis. Catalytic converters increase the reaction speed of chemical reactions. However, the overall energy of the end products is not higher than that of the source substances.
There is a difference in the case of the by-products: For nitrogen oxides or dioxides to form, high temperatures are required. This is prevented thanks to the catalysis process and the particularly low activation energy. As a result, the process is particularly clean and environmentally-friendly.