Low temperature shift catalyst
LK-801 is Topsoe’s first generation LTS catalyst. Similar to our other LTS catalysts, it is based on oxides of copper, zinc, and aluminum.
LK-801 is used in ammonia and hydrogen plants for the conversion of carbon monoxide via the water-gas shift reaction.
The activity of LK-801, though not as high as that of Topsoe’s standard and premium LTS catalysts, has demonstrated its ability to optimize plant performance for decades at numerous plants worldwide.
High mechanical strength
LK-801 and its successors (LK-821-2, LK-823 and LK-853 FENCE™) are manufactured to ensure the highest possible crush strength, resulting in a low and stable pressure drop throughout the catalyst lifetime.