Chemical processing

Creating some of the world’s most important chemical products from natural gas or coal feedstocks

Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects offers its customers chemical processing solutions to create some of the world's most important chemical products from natural gas or coal feedstocks. Possible high commercial value end-products include ammonia, syngas, methanol, hydrogen, SNG, sulfuric acid, dimethyl ether, formaldehyde gasoline synthesis. Our chemical processing solutions increase efficiency along the value chain boosting feedstock utilization with sustainable benefits to economy and infrastructure.

Using Haldor Topsoe's leading technologies, we can ensure our customers' chemical processing plants operate in a reliable and efficient way, while reducing energy consumption and pollution at the same time. Our joint venture partner is market leader in heterogeneous catalysis and surface science. Haldor Topsoe supplied solutions for 50 % of new ammonia plants built within the last decade alone.

Chemical processing technologies in detail

  • Ammonia processes

    This includes any or all processes in an ammonia plant, which processes are operated under use of catalysts and/or process technology developed by Haldor Topsoe and/or conducted in equipment of Haldor Topsoe's design. The feedgas to the ammonia synthesis section of the ammonia plant can be produced by gasification of coal, petcoke and/or biomass followed by purification of the raw syngas; or produced by steam reforming (pre-reforming, tubular reforming, secondary reforming, autothermal reforming and/or heat exchange reforming) of hydrocarbon containing feedstocks, including feed pretreatment, conditioning and purification of the synthesis gas; or furnished by pipeline hydrogen and nitrogen.

  • Synthesis gas processes

    This includes any or all processes in a synthesis gas plant, which processes are operated under use of catalysts and/or process technology developed by Haldor Topsoe and/or conducted in equipment of Haldor Topsoe's design. Synthesis gas is produced by gasification of coal, petcoke and/or biomass followed by purification of the raw syngas; or produced by steam reforming (pre-reforming, tubular reforming, autothermal reforming and/or heat exchange reforming) of hydrocarbon containing feedstocks, including feed pretreatment, removal of nitrogen oxides from the fluegas, conditioning and purification of the synthesis gas.

  • Methanol processes

    Which means any or all processes included in a methanol plant, including separation/distillation of the product methanol, which processes are operated under use of catalysts and/or process technology developed by Haldor Topsoe and/or conducted in equipment of Haldor Topsoe's design. The feedgas to the methanol synthesis section of the methanol plant may be produced by gasification of coal, petcoke and/or biomass followed by purification of the raw syngas; or produced by steam reforming (pre-reforming, tubular reforming, autothermal reforming and/or heat exchange reforming) of hydrocarbon containing feedstocks, including feed pretreatment and conditioning of the synthesis gas; or furnished by pipeline hydrogen and carbon oxides.

  • Hydrogen processes

    Including any or all processes included in a hydrogen plant, which processes are operated under use of catalysts and/or process technology developed by Haldor Topsoe and/or conducted in equipment of Haldor Topsoe's design. The hydrogen may be produced by steam reforming (pre-reforming, tubular reforming, autothermal reforming and/or heat exchange reforming) of hydrocarbon containing feedstocks, including feed pretreatment, removal of nitrogen oxides from the fluegas, conditioning and purification of the product hydrogen; or from syngas produced by gasification of coal, petcoke and/or biomass followed by conditioning and purification.

  • TREMP (TM) methanation processes

    This includes any or all processes in a substitute natural gas (commonly known as SNG) plant, based on methanation of a gas containing hydrogen and carbon oxides operated under use of catalysts and/or process technology developed by Haldor Topsoe and/or conducted in equipment of Haldor Topsoe's design. 

  • WSA (wet sulfuric acid) processes

    Including any or all processes for regeneration of spent sulphuric acid and/or treatment of sulphur containing off-gases under production of sulphuric acid, including incineration or combustion, dust removal, catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides, catalytic conversion and oxidation of sulphur compounds, absorption, sulphuric acid condensation and concentration, and heat exchange, which processes are operated under use of catalysts and/or process technology developed by Haldor Topsoe and/or conducted in equipment of Haldor Topsoe's design.

  • Dimethyl ether processes

    Which means any or all processes in a dimethyl ether (DME) plant, including separation/distillation of the product DME, which processes are operated under use of catalysts and/or process technology developed by Haldor Topsoe and/or conducted in equipment of Haldor Topsoe's design. The feedgas to the synthesis section of the DME plant may be produced by gasification of coal, petcoke and/or biomass followed by purification of the raw syngas; or produced by steam reforming (pre-reforming, tubular reforming, autothermal reforming and/or heat exchange reforming) of hydrocarbon containing feedstocks, including feed pretreatment and conditioning of the synthesis gas; or furnished by pipeline hydrogen and carbon monoxides or pipeline methanol.

  • Formaldehyde process

    As used herein, means a process for the production of formaldehyde by oxidation of methanol employing an oxide type of catalyst, which processes are operated under use of catalysts and/or process technology developed by Haldor Topsoe and/or conducted in equipment of Haldor Topsoe's design.

  • TIGAS (TM) processes

    These include any or all processes in a synthetic gasoline plant, which processes are operated under use of catalysts and/or process technology developed by Haldor Topsoe and/or conducted in equipment of Haldor Topsoe's design. The feed to the synthesis section of the synthetic gasoline plant may be methanol; or feedgas produced by gasification of coal, petcoke and/or biomass followed by purification of the raw syngas; based on coke oven gas, or produced by steam reforming (pre-reforming, tubular reforming, autothermal reforming and/or heat exchange reforming) of hydrocarbon containing feedstocks, including feed pretreatment and conditioning of the synthesis gas; or hydrogen and carbon monoxide feedgas furnished by pipeline.

The available Haldor Topsoe portfolio also includes a full range of solutions for emissions management and the efficient and reliable production of high quality hydrogen, ensuring our customers benefit from all potential synergies with minimum environmental impact.