Modular Process Systems

The focus of Applied Catalysts in Modular Process Systems is to offer turn-key manufacturing systems to the customer transitioning from batch scale to continuous fixed bed reactor technology.

Why Modular Process Systems?

Many specialty chemical and pharmaceutical processes are currently done using batch processes. Modular Process Systems based on continuous reactors are a lower-cost, more environmentally friendly, and safer way to make chemicals.

How Does It Help You?

Cost is a significant factor in the use of chemicals in a given application. Lowering the process cost, environmental impact, and safety makes our customers more competitive with improved sustainability. For batch-derived products, which are solids at room temperature, losses can be 10-15%.

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Other Services

Catalyst Development

Applied Catalysts offers catalyst development services based on heterogeneous catalysts. Combining our testing services with our catalyst development services accelerates project success and maximizes value creation for the customer.

Process Development

Applied Catalysts offers catalytic process development services, including catalyst screening and process parameter optimization to yield high activity, selectivity and lifetime.

Systems Scaleup

Applied Catalysts offers process flowsheets using Chemcad simulation software and systems scale-up by partnering with Engineering Firms and Systems Manufacturers.

Process Catalysts

Chemical Catalysts

Applied Catalysts can provide particulate catalysts to solve your catalytic needs. Applied Catalysts will provide Industry Standard catalysts when available from a number of participating Catalyst Vendors in addition to proprietary catalysts manufactured by Applied Catalysts.

Custom Catalysts

With a proven record of Custom Catalyst manufacturing services and a foundation of knowledgeable chemists and researchers, Applied Catalysts’ monolithic catalyst supports even the most challenging design and processing needs from manufacturing to development, ensuring high performance.

Catalyst Processes


The hydrogenation process involves the addition of hydrogen to organic substrates. The functional groups being converted in the organic substrates can be olefinic (unsaturated) to aliphatic groups, aromatic compounds to aliphatic compounds, nitro groups to amines, nitrile groups to amines, acids to aldehydes, and aldehydes and ketones to alcohols and ethers. Hydrogenation can also be used to remove sulfur, nitrogen, and chlorine content in molecules.

Reductive Alkylation

As a provider of catalytic technology, Applied Catalysts provides metal catalysts used in the reductive alkylation process which involves the addition of alkyl groups to amines, and amines to carbonyl containing compounds.

Oxidation to Chemicals

Activated carbon monolith catalysts can also be used to oxidize organic substrates to other chemicals. There are many oxidation reactions of interest, including transformations of bio-mass to chemicals.


Catalysis forms the backbone of several industrial processes. This is where Applied Catalysts assists as a provider of catalytic technology. Other catalyst processes in industrial processes include producing ammonia and synthesizing drugs for the pharmaceutical industry.

Industries Served


Applied Catalysts serves bio-renewable industries to develop, scale up and help commercialize bio-based products and processes. ACMC catalytic reactors can be used for bio-mass transformations, everal fine chemical products, including pharmaceuticals.

Specialty Chemicals

Applied Catalysts serves several specialty chemical industries that deal with specialty chemicals, including adhesives and cosmetic additives. The catalytic reactors convert a reactant of a single or more chemical reactions into a product or multiple products.

Fine Chemical Catalysts

Applied Catalysts is well-conversant with the market’s needs and works effortlessly to meet them as a leader in catalytic technology for fine chemical products. These fine chemicals include active pharmaceutical ingredients and biocides.


As a catalytic technology leader in oleochemistry serving several oleochemical industries, Applied Catalysts carbon catalysts offer the conversion of unsaturated fatty acids into saturated fatty acids due to their susceptibility to hydrogenation.


Applied Catalysts provides polymer hydrogenation catalysts, systems, and services to rubber, elastomer, and other hydrogenated polymers. Applications include tires, synthetic fibers, fiberglass, and silicone heart valves.


Monolith catalysts convert the functional group of a molecule selectively into a new one to produce the starting material for the next synthetic step. Applied Catalysts and metal catalysts are used to enhance the sustainability of pharmaceutical products. Monolith catalysts convert the functional group of a molecule selectively to a new one to produce the starting material for the next synthetic step. Applied Catalysts can provide ACMC monolith based catalysts.

Modular Process Systems You can Rely On

Applied Catalysts engineers turn-key Modular Process Systems for continous process chemistry.

  • engineering flow sheets and P&IDs
  • engineering and technical support from conception to commercialization
  • reduce project risk and accelerate NPV

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For a quarter-century

Applied Catalysts

Has provided a broad array of catalysts,

along with development, testing and troubleshooting services, to enhance clean air and chemical process applications.