Used to reduce humidity levels or dehydrate, purify and separate selective gas & liquid substances. Able to absorb up to 22% of its own weight.
Stream Peak’s Molecular Sieve is made of crystalline aluminosilicate with SiO2: AI2O2 in the ratio of 2:1. Also known as zeolite or mol sieve, it is formed from the extensive cross-linking between AIO4 and SiO4 tetrahedra. This results in the different sizes of pore openings found which determines the type of Molecular Sieves.
Here in Stream Peak, we manufacture our Molecular Sieves in mainly 4 different types which provide you high absorption capacity, mechanical strength as well as very low attrition loss. Although each type of molecular sieve has its specific properties and applications, it still retains its primary function of water absorption.
- 3A Molecular Sieve
- 4A Molecular Sieve
- 5A Molecular Sieve
- 13X Molecular Sieve
These Molecular Sieves can be found in different forms, pellets, spheres, and powders which help to meet the various needs of the different industries and applications.
How does Molecular Sieve work?
The customized pore openings of the Molecular Sieve allow the separation of specific molecules from one another by absorbing those that are smaller than the diameter of the pore openings and excluding the rest. Hence, enabling them to dehydrate, purify & separate selective gas & liquid substances.
Capable of absorbing up to 22% of its weight, the Molecular Sieve is also commonly used in filtration systems or in sachets to reduce humidity levels. Molecular Sieve can be used even in temperatures up to 300°C, making it suitable for machinery applications. Not to forget, the product applications of each type of Molecular Sieve differ due to their different pore sizes, making the nature of Molecular Sieves very robust as it can be used for multiple purposes.
Molecular Sieves can also be regenerated at high temperatures when exposed to moisture over a long period. To restore the absorbent to full capacity, simply heat it to an optimal temperature of 130°C - 250°C. However, this temperature differs from each type of Molecular Sieves.
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