Into the fly ash industry in India

Fly ash is a product of burning finely ground coal in a boiler to produce electricity. It is removed from the plant exhaust gases primarily by electrostatic precipitators, or baghouses and secondarily by scrubber systems. Physically, fly ash is a very fine, powdery material, composed mostly of silica nearly all particles are spherical in shape. … Continue reading Into the fly ash industry in India

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?