Johnson Mattheyconducts extensive R&D work to further improve catalyst performance and lifetime, as well as to optimise performance for each customer's operating conditions. Our R&D work takes place on several levels:
Pure research. We both conduct and sponsor scientific studies down to the atomic level, sometimes in collaboration with leading universities.
Simulations. We utilised advanced software to set up simulations that test the viability of various catalyst properties and operating parameters in a cyber environment before taking the most promising tests to the next level.
Lab-scale testing. We have our own lab-scale testing facilities that give a good indication of the feasibility of new ideas.
Full-scale testing. If a new formulation, loading plan or other variation has shown sufficient promise in simulations and lab-scale testing, its time to demonstrate in full scale. Much of this testing is done in Sweden, but in some cases we may collaborate with a customer in order to assess the full-scale performance under full-blown, real-life conditions. Only if the results are fully satisfactory do we introduce the new development on the market.