Standard 3A molecular sieve is most commonly used for dehydration and is readily able to remove water. It has a quick mass transfer rate, high mechanical strength, and low attrition. This molecular sieve is great for maintaining moisture in a closed environment, but is laboratory, industrial grade, which enables it to dehydrate unsaturated hydrocarbon streams, while offering low levels of hydrocarbon coadsorption. The high grade of this molecular sieve even makes it a suitable product for natural gas plants looking to minimize hydrocarbon loss or reduce sulfur peaks, while reducing byproduct formation. Standard 3A is a versatile molecular sieve that has a wide range of applications including those in natural and
petroleum gas dehydration, refrigerant drying, and for use in insulated glass, and for personal use as an powerful dehydrator.
The uses above are known and common. We regularly encounter people who use this product for humidity control and gas removal. It works at the molecular level to selectively adsorb molecules with specific molecular diameters. Typically it is used as a rugged and tough dehydration product.