3A EDG Molecular Sieve Ethanol Grade

CHEMICAL FORMULA K12 [(Al02)12(SiO2)12] · nH2O

mSORB EDG molecular sieve is specifically designed for the dehydration of fuel grade ethanol. Ethanol can only be dried to an azeotropic point of 95.6% purity by traditional distillation. After that point, mSORB EDG selectively adsorbs the water from the solution to produce anhydrous ethanol with less than 0.5% water. This is the drying method of choice for fuel ethanol producers.

Typical Properties
Product Code 3A48EDG
Particle Size (Mesh) 4 x 8
Particle Type Bead
Type 3A
Nominal Pore Opening (Å) 3
Water Adsorption Capacity (wt%) ≥ 21
Heat of Adsorption (BTU/lb of H2O) 1800
Bulk Density (g/ml) 0.75
Bulk Density (lb/ft3 ) 46.8
Attrition (wt%) < 0.2
Crush Strength (N) 100
Crush Strength (lb) 22.4
Size Qualification (%) ≥ 99
Package Moisture (wt%) ≤ 1.5

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Dehydration of fuel grade ethanol in PSA and VSA systems. 


PACKAGING INFORMATION 2000 lb super sacks 330 lb steel drums

HANDLING & STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Store mSORB molecular sieve in a dry location to prevent premature water adsorption. Reseal packages after opening to prevent contamination and unintended water adsorption. We recommend that you rotate stock so oldest material is used first.

HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION Health and safety information is available on product SDS, which can be downloaded from our web site interraglobal.com or by contacting Interra Global Corp at 847.292.8600.