Iron catalysts based on Magnetite
To improve or increase the rate of reaction in chemical processes, iron catalysts are utilized; Magnetite is a natural iron oxide used to make iron catalysts.
Activated and promoted iron catalysts are widely used in the fertilizer, refining and chemical industries as a way to improve processes, change compounds to more environmentally friendly alternatives, provide stability and control costs.
Ammonia production with magnetite catalyst
In the chemical process called ‘Haber-Bosch method’, Magnetite is used as an iron source in catalysts which increases the reactivity between nitrogen and hydrogen to make ammonia. This method, originally designed by Nobel Prize winners Haber and Bosch, is the most used process for large scale ammonia production today.
Your benefits of using LKAB Minerals Magnetite in an iron based catalyst:
- High iron content (>71% Fe)
- Consistent quality and specification
- Recoverable and unchanged in chemical composition
- Multiple fine grades available
- World-wide availability
- Just-in-time delivery
Iron catalyst in Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) process
Another well-known process that uses Magnetite as an iron catalyst to improve the large scale industrial production process is the Gas-To-Liquid process to produce synthetic fuel from either natural gas or gasified coal.
One of the methods used is the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) process. In the FT-reactions, the Iron catalysts are generally used in high temperature ranges to produce olefins.
Consistent Magnetite quality
We provide our Magnetite products for use as iron catalysts to companies world-wide. With global stock locations and owned mines in the Northern part of Sweden, we ensure that we will always be able to supply a high and consistent quality Magnetite at your location, year round.
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