3A Molecular Sieve

mSORB® molecular sieve beads are the potassium form of the Type A crystal structure with a pore opening of approximately 3 Angstroms in diameter. The beads exhibit high mass transfer efficiency, high crush strength and durability.

Chemical Formula: K12 [(AlO2)12(SiO2)12] · nH2O


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mSORB® 3A molecular sieve beads are the potassium form of the Type A crystal structure with a pore opening of approximately 3 Angstroms in diameter. The three dimensional pore structure will adsorb molecules up to 3 Angstroms while excluding larger molecules such as unsaturated hydrocarbons and highly polar alcohols such as methanol and ethanol. The beads exhibit high mass transfer efficiency, high crush strength and durability.

3A Zeolite

Molecular sieve is also know as a zeolite. A zeolite is a conformation of hydrated aluminosilicates of sodium, potassium, calcium, or other cations. Zeolites can be dehydrated and rehydrated, making them useful in drying applications. These materials can also be used for cation exchange and as sieves on a molecular level. The molecular formula of a zeolite, namely the cations found in the molecules, determines the size of its pore openings. A 3A zeolite is equipped with a pore size of 3 angstroms, due to the relatively large potassium ions in the molecular structure.

Product Number Type Size
mSORB® 3A812B 3A 8 x 12 Mesh
mSORB® 3A48B 3A 4 x 8 Mesh
mSORB® 3A48BNG 3A 4 x 8 Mesh
mSORB® 3A812BNG 3A 8 x 12 Mesh
mSORB® EDG 3A 4 x 8 Mesh

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Storage

Store 3A 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.

Packaging Information

Drums: 150 kg / 330 lb
Super Sacks: Fill weight to order specification

3A Zeolite

Molecular sieve is also know as a zeolite. A zeolite is a conformation of hydrated aluminosilicates of sodium, potassium, calcium, or other cations. Zeolites can be dehydrated and rehydrated, making them useful in drying applications. These materials can also be used for cation exchange and as sieves on a molecular level. The molecular formula of a zeolite, namely the cations found in the molecules, determines the size of its pore openings. A 3A zeolite is equipped with a pore size of 3 angstroms, due to the relatively large potassium ions in the molecular structure.

Typical Applications

Butadiene drying
Cracked gas drying
Ethanol drying
Ethylene drying
Methanol drying
Natural gas dehydration
Propylene drying
Static dehydration of air filled insulated glass units
Static dehydration of gas