Catalysts & Catalytic Processes

Robotic assemblies. Exponent engineers address challenges for catalytic processes, materials, and catalyst design.

Keep operations running with catalytic process expertise

Exponent's materials and corrosion engineering experts have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you address complex challenges involving catalytic processes, materials, and manufacturing, as well as catalyst design, operation, and handling.

How does Exponent's multidisciplinary approach help you achieve and maintain catalytic performance?

Catalysts and catalytic processes — including hydrotreating, hydrodesulfurization, steam-methane reforming, electrolysis, and nitrogen fixation — are used in refining oil and in the production of pharmaceuticals, plastics, pigments, specialty chemicals, chemical feedstocks, and electricity. Catalysts and catalytic processes are essential for many products and industrial operations.  Exponent's multidisciplinary teams have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you address complex engineering and scientific challenges related to catalytic processes, materials, and manufacturing. 

We address issues with catalysts in petrochemicals, automotive and industrial emissions treatments, electrolyzers, and fuel cells.  Exponent's multidisciplinary teams leverage problem-solving at every scale — from the macro systems level to the molecular and atomic levels — to deliver rigorous, evidence-based insights for informed business decisions.

Many catalytic materials and processes are closely held trade secrets or intellectual property. Exponent supports dispute resolution by providing expert services to companies and legal teams navigating the complexities of catalysts and catalytic processes.

Global GDP
Catalytic Processes
Annual Value
$4 B
Refining Catalysts for Petrochemicals
Annually, Up to
$600 B
Goods Produced by Process Catalysts

Summary of Services

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