Carbodump® technology deagglomerates catalyst particles joined together by coke or other sticky matter through the adapted use of CO2 cartridges. A rapid expansion of CO2 gas in the clumps of agglomerated catalyst cause the particles to separate. Carbodump® is safer, more efficient, and less time consuming than traditional deagglomeration techniques such as jackhammers or explosives.
Carbodump® brings key improvements in catalyst unloading:
- Improved safety: minimize or eliminate inert entry
- Faster unloading: Clumped catalyst particles are deagglomerated and gravity discharged via dump nozzles
- Preserves catalyst: Maximizes catalyst recovery for regeneration