Adsorbents for Air Separation


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Adsorbents for air separation and industrial gas production: Improving standards

UOP adsorbents for air separation and other industrial gas plants help improve process economics. The high adsorption capacity and selectivity of these adsorbents can reduce capital and operating costs for plants producing high purity gases such as O2, N2, H2 and CO.

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UOP MOLSIVTM APG-III Adsorbent is a molecular sieve with enhanced CO2 adsorption capacity for air pre-purifiers. Let us show you how it can improve your bottom line.

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UOP offers a full portfolio of high-capacity molecular sieve and activated alumina adsorbents for cryogenic and non-cryogenic air separation processes. The latest generation products are engineered to provide high capacity and selectivity for improved plant economics and greater operational flexibility.

For cryogenic O2 plants, UOP offers:

  • MOLSIV™ 13X APG adsorbent with high dynamic water and CO2 adsorption capacity
  • MOLSIV APG-IIA with enhanced CO2adsorption capacity
  • MOLSIV APG III adsorbent for optimum CO2 adsorption capacity

For non-cryogenic O2 plants, UOP offers:

  • MOLSIV PSAO2 HP for PSA units
  • MOLSIV PSAO2XP with enhanced performance for PSA units
  • VSA-10, an advanced LiX adsorbent for VSA plants

UOP MOLSIVTM adsorbents play a key role in the design of efficient processes for purifying synthesis gas (syngas) streams prior to downstream processing.

The high efficiency of MOLSIVTM adsorbents also improves the economics of PSA H2 processes. These highly selective MOLSIVTM adsorbents remove impurities to very low levels, enabling the production of H2 with greater than 99.9 percent purity.

For syngas purification units, UOP offers:

  • Adsorbents with high adsorption capacity for water and CO2 and optimum physical properties. Please contact your sales representative for more information.