What the industry needs

What is needed for an industrial catalyst? High stability High selectivity Activity Ease of availability I did not say high activity, since the kind of activity needed depends on the application. A highly active catalyst can affect the selectivity. Also, if the activity is lower than needed, it can be elevated using promoters. A catalysts … Continue reading What the industry needs

What is a catalyst?

There, in your mouth, there is a catalyst at work, that accelerates the rate of digestion of the food you eat. It has a pretty name called 'ptyalin'. Without it, the starch in your food would take, I don't know how long, to get hydrolyzed to glucose. This catalyst resides in the human saliva.  It … Continue reading What is a catalyst?

Chemical treatment of wastewater

"Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value." - R. Buckminster Fuller Chemicals are used during wastewater treatment in an array of processes to expedite disinfection. These chemical processes, which induce chemical reactions, are called chemical unit processes, and are used … Continue reading Chemical treatment of wastewater