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Molecular Sieves Type 5A


Molecular Sieves Type 5A are crystalline metal aluminosilicates having an effective pore opening of 5 angstroms. Type 5A are the calcium form of the Type A crystal structure.


  • Drying, Desulphuration, CO2 Removal of Natural Gas.
  • Drying and CO2 Removal of Air.
  • Nitrogen Production Plant.
  • Separation of ISO and N Paraffins.
  • Pressure Swing Adsorption System (PSA), Enriched Air, Purification of Hydrogen, etc.

  • General Properties (Form in which supplied: Beads)
    Property NameProperty Value
    Mean Particle Diameters4 x 8 (4mm) and 8 x 12 (2mm)
    Nominal Pore Size5 Angstroms
    Bulk Density41 - 42 Lbs/Ft3
    Average Crushing Strength Under Increasing Pressure (Lb)
    4 x 8 mesh
    8 x 12 mesh

    Equilibrium Water Capacity (theoretical)21.7% wt.
    Water Content (as shipped)1.5% wt. (max.)
    Heat of Adsorption (max)1,800 Btu/lb H2O
    Specific Heat (approx)0.23 Btu/lb/oF
    Recommended Temp. of Regeneration (oF)250 - 600


    Type 5A Molecular Sieves are delivered in drums containing 150 lbs and 300 lbs net of product.

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