Our Story
Established in 2016, Sorbent Media provides access to a variety of adsorbents with an easy ordering process, small or large volume offerings, and consistent product reliability. Sorbent Media offers adsorbents and catalysts including molecular sieve, activated alumina, silica gel, activated carbon, and more. These adsorbents have many wonderful applications including the purification of water, solvents, hydrocarbons, air streams, and more.

Sorbent Media is based in Houston, Texas where local community members hand package our products from bulk sizes into small packaging options to serve every day users. Adsorbents can give us the ability to make the world a cleaner place, so our operations and packaging efforts aim for minimal environmental impact and we strive to maintain a zero waste to landfill operation.

Our adsorbents are manufactured in a closely monitored facility with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications. These certifications, which represent Quality Management Systems and Environmental Quality Systems, help improve our manufacturing process every time by increasing efficiency and removing room for error to help us produce consistent quality adsorbents in an environmentally sound process.

Molecular Sieve Activated Alumina Silica Gel
Types 3A, 4A, 5A, 13X Standard Sizes: 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4" White, non-indicating
Specialized Zeolite Small Beads: 1/16" and 7x14 mesh Blue, indicating
Beads, Pellets, Powder Powder Yellow, indicating
Type 13X Packaged in 55lb bags Beads or Granular
Specialized Zeolite Specialized Silicas

Users of Sorbent Media's adsorbents range from craft essential oil manufacturers, to aerospace companies, medical oxygen users, scientists and research graduates in laboratories and universities, fuel-grade ethanol producers, pneumatic equipment users, shoe enthusiasts, and more. Adsorbents can be used in a wide range of applications, some of the common applications of our users include:

Hydrocarbon Processing
• Biofuel Production
   - fuel grade ethanol dehydration
   - biomethane purification
   - siloxane removal from landfill gas
• Natural Gas Processing
   - dehydration units (cryogenic processing, liquefaction, compression)
   - mercury removal
   - nitrogen rejection units (NRUs)
   - sweetening (removal of sulfurous compounds)
   - sulfur recovery
     + sulfur recovery units (SRUs), Claus process
     + tail gas hydrogenation (TGUs)
• Olefin Drying
  - ethylene drying
  - propylene drying
  - toluene drying
  - xylene drying
• Solvent Drying
  - ethyl alcohol dehydration (ethanol)
  - isopropyl alcohol dehydration (isopropanol)
Air Separation
• Desiccant Air Dryers
  - pneumatic equipment
  - process air
• Cryogenic Air Purification
• Hydrogen Purification
  - hydrogenation refining processes
  - hydrogen as fuel
  - regeneration feed gas
• Nitrogen Generation
• Oxygen Generation
  - breathing oxygen
  - medical oxygen concentrators
  - SCUBA diving air

• Catalytic Reforming
  - chloride removal
  - hydrogen production
• Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCCUs)
• Isomerization
  - dehydration
  - sweetening
  - regeneration feed gas
• Methane Reforming (SMR)
  - hydrogen generation
  - synthesis gas purification (syngas)
  - regeneration feed gas

Water Purification
• Drinking Water Treatment
• Municipal Water Treatment
• Wastewater Treatment


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