Catator has in a recently completed study demonstrated the potential by catalytic methods to effectively reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and odorous compounds. The study was performed in connection to different biogas production plants and other processes related to biological systems such as composting and anaerobic digestion as well as wastewater processing. The results show that all organic emissions (including odor) can be reduced with high efficiency.
The study shows that the emissions often involve limited source strength (concentration) of odor substances. Depending on extremely low odor threshold.
Both demonstration units (MRO-500 and DEO-100) have been evaluated in collaboration with different partners in the project and for an extended period of time (>1000 hr) at two different test sites. The performance was followed by total VOC analysis (FID equipment) and by odor tests on collected gasbags with an odor panel.
Results from odor intensity test on sex different test sites with a DEO-100 unit. The test is performed by an odor panel (> 10 persons) as a “blind-test” on three different unmarked gas-bags containing untreated gas (IN), treated gas (OUT) and reference gas (REF, office air).
The results from the study are presented in a Swedish Gas Center report (SGC report no. 287). SGC is a leading edge company within the field of sustainable development having a national Swedish assignment. The report can be down loaded from SGCs web page
Catator has developed a number of different catalytic burners for various applications during the last three decades. The cooled burners can be operated with most type of fuels and cooled with various coolants such as water, oil, chemical flow, evaporation, etc. The cooled burners can be extremely compact with a simple and low cost design.
Established in 2004, eco-burner Ltd has revolutionized the chafing fuel industry by offering the ultimate solution to traditional gel and wick heat sources; the refillable Chafo burner. Catator supply the mesh based combustion catalyst to Eco-burner.