Catalyst Defined

A substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a usually faster rate or under different conditions (as at a lower temperature) than otherwise possible.

A substance or agent that initiates a chemical reaction and makes possible for it to proceed.

A chemical that is used to initiate the reaction or increase the speed of the reaction between a resin and a curing agent.

A compound or element that can increase the rate of a chemical reaction. Catalysts can lower activation energy of a reaction to help a reaction proceed faster and with less energy.

An agent that promotes or accelerates a chemical reaction. An element or ion that promotes or assists in a reaction without affecting or changing the element

What Is A Combustion Catalyst?

In Chemistry, catalysts are widely known and are regularly used to speed up chemical reactions. CC-88 works in the same way.

The flammability of a given material (fuel) is strongly dependent on the concentration and the excitation of free radicals. A critical of excited free radicals must be obtained before flame initiation and propagation reactions dominate, leading to combustion of the material.

During the coal combustion process, the oxidizing agents in ACCC’s Coal Catalyst CC-88 promotes increased movement of free radicals. This helps to promote the physical and chemical reactions that occur during combustion.

CC-88 speeds up propagation and movement of free radicals. This releases more oxygen molecules to the carbon molecules (contained in the fuel), and at lower temperatures than normal combustion temperatures. The net effect is to add nothing to the carbon-oxygen chemistry, just to speed it up.

CC-88 speeds oxidation. The combustion process is made faster and because of the lower ignition temperatures more carbon is consumed. Coal Catalyst
CC-88 turns more of the available carbon contained in any fuel into valuable
and usable heat energy.

Coal Catalyst helps eliminate incomplete and inefficient combustion, converting carbon waste into valuable and usable heat energy.


To learn more about CC-88 click here to view a PowerPoint slideshow

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Clean Coal Technology - Chemical Principles of Combustion Catalysts