Premier Chemicals specialises in the supply of gas purification chemicals, including NanAuCatTM gold-based oxidation catalyst for carbon monoxide (CO) removal, soda lime (Intersorb®, Spherasorb®) for CO2 and acid gas removal, and calcium chloride (Peladow® DG) for gas dehydration.
Premier Chemicals supplies specialist gas purification products, such as oxidation catalysts and absorbent materials. These products are typically used for the removal of low-level contaminants in breathable and industrial gases.
Premier Chemicals supplies NanAuCat oxidation catalyst for the removal of carbon monoxide (CO). NanAuCat is a highly active gold-based oxidation catalyst, which can oxidise harmful carbon monoxide (CO) to the less harmful carbon dioxide (CO2).
NanAuCat gold-based oxidation catalyst can remove carbon monoxide from breathable and industrial gases. Compared with other precious metal catalysts currently available, gold catalysts such as NanAuCat have demonstrated significantly higher catalytic activity, with lower precious metal content, thereby making them more cost-effective than traditional platinum-based catalysts.
In addition, gold-based catalysts are less susceptible to deactivation by moisture, unlike traditional Hopcalite, Pt or Pt/Pd-based oxidation catalysts. This makes Premier Chemicals' NanAuCat gold catalyst the catalyst of choice for CO removal in humid applications such as treatment of breathable air.
Premier Chemicals is the global distributor (outside of North America) of Intersorb® and Spherasorb® soda lime products for the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2), and other acid gases, in diving and industrial applications.
Intersorb® and Spherasorb® are manufactured in the UK by Intersurgical, a global supplier of medical consumables for respiratory care. Intersorb® and Spherasorb® are soda lime absorbants which chemically convert gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2) to solid calcium carbonate (CaCO3), which is retained within the absorbant, thereby removing carbon dioxide from the gas stream. Intersorb® RG is a refinery grade product which removes low levels of acid gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulphur compounds from petrochemical products.
Premier Chemicals is a distributor for Occidental Chemical Corporation's Peladow DG, an anhydrous calcium chloride (CaCl2) briquette developed specifically for hydrocarbon drying.
Calcium chloride is widely used as a drying agent in industrial gas applications. Calcium chloride is a versatile chemical. Much of its versatility comes from its deliquescent properties, which means it actively absorbs water until it becomes a liquid (brine).
At ambient temperature anhydrous calcium chloride can absorb its own weight in water, forming hydrated forms of the salt ranging from the dihydrate to hexahydrate. This process makes calcium chloride ideal for use as a desiccant - for example, in gas drying applications.
Subsea contractors which serve the oil and gas industry require a number of chemical products for diving gas conditioning on-board dive support vessels (DSVs). Premier Chemicals can supply the necessary chemicals required by the subsea industry, including soda lime (Intersorb®, Spherasorb®) for carbon dioxide (CO2) removal, NanAuCat oxidation catalyst for carbon monoxide (CO) removal, molecular sieve for water (H2O) removal, activated carbon for volatile organic compound (VOC) removal and potassium permanganate impregnated media for removal of sulphur compounds and other odourous compounds.