PSA performance of densely packed adsorbent beds



The separation of air by pressure swing adsorption is improved by filling the interparticle voids in kineticaly selective adsorbent beds with fine particles of the adsorbent or inert material. He ratio of the average diameter of the coarse adsorbent particles to the average diameter of the fine particles, the size of the fine particles themselves, and the percent of volume of the fine particles in the bed are all critical to optimum PA performance.