Application plans/ problem solving:
These Molecular sieves are widely used in oil, gas, chemical and petrochemical processes; for removal of moisture, mercaptane, CO2 and H2S. They also used for air and water treatment, separation of branched hydrocarbons from linear hydrocarbons and Para-xylene from mixed xylenes
The annual use of these molecular sieves in oil, gas, chemical and petrochemical industries is more than 10000 tons.
In home production:
All raw materials such as sodium silicate, aluminum hydroxide and sodium hydroxide and most of the equipment needed for their production are available in Iran.
Prevention against outflow of currency:
Production of these molecular sieves will prevent large amount of currency to leave the country.
The know-how package for commercialization is available for developer.
Due to the availability of raw materials, equipment and their high use, their production is economically justifiable.
The plan was sponsored by RIPI and the product characteristics are comparable to commercial types.