Air Liquide Advanced Separations’ (ALaS) membranes are specially designed to recover high concentrations of hydrogen while rejecting inert gases from ammonia purge gas streams. With superior chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, and the ability to withstand transmembrane pressures greater than 90bar, ALaS membranes are the most selective commercially available polymeric membranes.
Hydrogen (H2) is selectively separated from nitrogen (N2) by permeation through a polymeric hollow fiber membrane. The driving force is the partial pressure difference across the membrane for H2, N2 and other gas components. H2 is the “fast” gas, whereas methane (CH4) and N2 are “slow” gases. The pressurized feed gas enters the bundle from the shell side; the nitrogen, methane and argon stay under pressure while the H2 is collected at a lower pressure from the fiber bore.
ALaS is the only manufacturer of polymeric membranes that can tolerate high concentrations of dry ammonia
Our membranes sustain the highest level of inert rejection paralleled with the highest level of hydrogen recovery