Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
We created CyclAFlor™ Separator to remove greenhouse gases from the environment and to produce cleaner fuels. Used as the active coating in gas separation membranes, Separator can:
- remove carbon dioxide from methane in natural gas production
- purify hydrogen made from methane and ammonia
- separate azeotropic refrigerant mixtures and blends
We optimize the selectivity, permeability, and physical properties of Separator for the unique membrane system designs of each of these applications.
It is possible to capture the carbon dioxide mixed with methane in natural gas extraction (a process called “sweetening sour gas”) and reinject it into wells to enhance recovery, or use it for carbonation and as a feedstock to make other chemicals. Separator enables membrane systems that have lower capital and operating costs and are more environmentally friendly than amine scrubbers (currently the leading natural gas “sweetening” technology) of similar capacity.
Hydrogen purified with Separator membranes can be used as a fuel, as well as to make alkylates that raise the octane of automotive and aviation fuels so they burn more cleanly.
Use of refrigerants with lower global warming potential (GWP) is a strong worldwide trend gaining momentum. Using Separator membrane systems for azeotropic refrigerant reclamation can eliminate millions of tons of high GWP refrigerants from the environment and help mitigate global warming.