05/2016 At: Würzburg, Conference: Jahrestreffen Reaktionstechnik 2016

The separation of higher hydrocarbons from natural gas is a necessary step to reduce the dew point. For this purpose, adsorptive separation processes can be applied. For the design of industrial adsorbers, a comprehensive analysis of the adsorption behavior of the adsorbents to be used under process-near conditions is necessary.
Here, both Co-adsorption effects as well as different sorption kinetics play an important role. In general, experimental data are available only to a very limited extent since, in most cases, only sorption equilibrium data, i.e. which are not sufficient for a comprehensive understanding of the overall process.