13X Molecular sieve is a sodium form of type X crystal and has a larger pore opening than type 4A molecular sieve. 13X adsorbs molecules with a kinetic diameter of less than 9 Angstrom (0.9nm) and excludes larger molecules.
3A Molecular Sieve Typical Chemical Formula
- Silicon Dioxide: < 60 %
- Aluminum Oxide: < 40 %
- Sodium Oxide: < 20 %
- Magnesium Oxide: < 5 %
- 3A Molecular Sieve Applications
- Oxygen generators: medical or bulk Oxygen production
- 13X molecular sieve traps CO2 and moisture
- Compressed air drying
- 13X Molecular Sieve Regeneration
13X Molecular Sieve is regenerated by purge air in desiccant air dryers. Purge air temperature must be at least 250°C – 300°C to regenerate the sieve. The 13X molecular sieve can maintain dewpoints below -100°F.