Catalysis for Chemical Production Applications
The complex structure of natural montmorillonite results in many interesting properties making it applicable in a range of industries (see parent company and other divisions). Catalysis is an example of a
Mg2+/Al3+/Fe2+ substitution in the clay layers gives rise to interlayer cations
We have the capability to modify the particle size and the nature and concentration of the active sites. Alternatively, a thoroughly-defined bentonite deposit can be carefully mined, processed
We have several bentonite mines distributed globally which have been fully chemically
Acid Activated Bentonite:
An acid treatment of natural bentonite results in a modification of the structure and an increase in the Brønsted acidity. This environmentally friendly material acts as a solid acid catalyst or exploitation of its absorption properties make it essential as a bleaching earth in the oleochemical industry.
Our capabilities allow us to modify, refine and purify a carefully mined natural bentonite. This is a precise process of ion-exchanging the inter-layer cations with protons or other alkali/transition metals. This process affects the active sites of the montmorillonite and hence the catalytic activity.
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