To have maximum capacity for HPNAs, the activated carbon used needs a high capacity at the low ppm of C11+ hydrocarbons, typically encountered at ~200°C. This is accomplished by a ensuring a high proportion of larger pores having a radius greater than 200 Angstroms and this affords the greatest protection to downstream equipment and catalysts.
These undesirable components in the feed or recycle to a hydrocracking reaction zone can be removed with products from our PetroSorb™ range. Specifically, PetroSorb™ 1200 8 x 30 mesh or PetroSorb™ 5010 8 x 30 mesh, fit the correct profile for the effective removal of HPNA compounds.
Layout of the HPNA Trim™ process. (Credit: Haldor Topsoe)
HPNA REMOVAL: PRODUCTS
Activated carbon products designed for the myriad of applications in oil and natural gas processing industries. Incorporating granular and extruded pellet carbons, for direct adsorption roles, or as catalysts, the PetroSorb™ product range provides a range of versatile options for every refinery duty.
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