BASF and Linde’s Engineering Division are to join forces to serve natural gas processing applications using BASF’s adsorbent technology and Linde’s adsorption & membrane technology.
BASF’s innovative Durasorb™ adsorbents will be used to improve Linde’s high-performance membrane processes, which provide stability and selectivity advantages over competitive membrane processes. Membrane technology that can process gas high in CO2 is becoming increasingly important in the natural gas industry. The ability to treat gas high in both heavy hydrocarbons and CO2 will allow BASF and Linde to serve a part of the industry that now must rely on high cost alternatives.
With the combined capabilities of materials expertise from BASF and engineering expertise from Linde, the two companies are well positioned to expand their global leadership position in natural gas applications.
Customers will benefit from a one-stop solution. BASF and Linde will perform the required design work to ensure that the adsorbent is well suited to the membrane. Linde will supply both units to the customer required to process natural gas: the membrane unit and the pretreatment unit located upstream, applying Durasorb™. This arrangement will simplify the technical and the procurement processes for the customer as well as increase the reliability and performance of the membrane process.
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