A catalyst is a substance that influences the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed itself. This is done by increasing or decreasing the activation energy. Catalysts that reduce the activation energy are called positive catalysts, those that increase the activation energy are called negative catalysts. Catalysts thus change the kinetics of chemical reactions without changing their thermodynamics. They accelerate or slow down the back and forth reaction equally and thus do not change the balance of a reaction. Hydrogenation catalysts are activated with hydrogen (H2) before use.
|Medium: Hydrogen (H2)|
|Discharge pressure: 200 – 280 bar|
|Power: 4 – 10 kW|