Many companies are committing to reducing their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to combat climate change. This often requires capturing CO2 from waste gases before they are vented to the atmosphere.
Continuously improved over 60 years, the CATACARB Process offers an efficient, reliable, and environmentally responsible method for capturing 99.9% pure CO2 without modification to upstream technologies. Furthermore, our design experience lets us tailor the CATACARB Process to specific applications, such as replacing 80% of heat requirements with electrical demand.
The CATACARB Process is a hot potassium carbonate (HPC) CO2 removal process in which CO2 is chemically absorbed under pressure in an absorption tower by a solution of potassium carbonate dissolved in water. The solution is subsequently sent to a separate tower where it is stripped of absorbed CO2 with steam, and the cycle continues. Using a minor proportion of our inorganic catalyst, we improve CO2 stripping and absorption efficiencies over the base HPC process by more than 40%.