Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the Most Common Stationary Catalyst Recycling Questions
Frequently Asked Stationary Catalyst Recycling Questions
Every month we receive hundreds of phone and email questions about recycling scrap catalyst from stationary industrial applications. Here are answers to some of the most common questions. In addition, you might review our Ultimate Guide to DPF Recycling.
Yes. Red Fox commonly purchases spent emission control parts from stationary engines. We purchase diesel particulate filters, diesel oxidation catalysts, 3-way catalysts, CO catalysts, SCR catalysts and NSCR catalysts from stationary applications.
The applications in which we recycle stationary catalysts is vast, but common applications include: irrigation pumps, natural gas compression, wastewater treatment facilities, power generation, restaurant broilers, cogeneration plants, digester gas plants and wood pulp/paper mills.
Red Fox commonly recycles metal foil, wire mesh and honeycomb substrates from stationary applications.
Payment varies based on several factors, but payment typically ranges from $0 – $25 per pound of catalyst material.
Payment is made via company check or ACH wire transfer to a business banking account. We do not make cash payments. Checks issued by Red Fox expire in 90 days.
Generally, there will be some combination of Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium in the stationary catalysts we recycle. The differences are determined by application, engine type, fuel type and the emissions being controlled.
The most common emissions being controlled in the catalysts we recycle are Carbon Monoxide (CO), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS), Hydrocarbons (HC), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Particulate Matter (PM) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
Yes. Actively regenerated diesel particulate filters that require an external energy source to burn off accumulated soot in the particulate filter typically do not contain precious metals.
Yes. Red Fox coordinates and pays for all inbound shipments of stationary catalysts.
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and have catalysts to recycle please call for a delivery appointment at our headquarters in Oakland, CA. Note that a valid business license and tax ID are required for all drop-offs.
No. Red Fox does not offer catalysts washing services.
Typically spent catalysts from stationary applications are not considered hazardous, but prior to any shipments of parts, Red Fox will confirm that the parts are not hazardous waste. In the case that parts are determined to be hazardous waste, Red Fox will utilize a licensed hazardous waste transporter to transport the material.
Yes. Red Fox commonly works with catalyst manufacturers and catalyst coaters to recycle PGM bearing material that is a byproduct of the manufacturing process.