Global Processing

Honeywell’s UOP Technology selected to produce high-purity hydrogen

May 7, 2012

DES PLAINES, Ill. — UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected by Sinochem to provide technology to purify hydrogen at a new refinery in China.

Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use two Honeywell UOP Polybed™ PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) Systems to produce high-purity hydrogen at its new refinery. The hydrogen will be used for the production of clean transportation fuels, including diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, in the new 12 million-ton-per-year refinery.

"Reliable technology that maximizes hydrogen recovery helps optimize hydrogen efficiency and improve return on investment," said Rebecca Liebert, vice president and general manager for Gas Processing and Hydrogen at Honeywell''s UOP. "Hydrogen impacts a facility''s profitability in many ways, including product quality, yield and catalyst life, and we look forward to helping Sinochem maximize its return on investment."