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What is pressure swing adsorption?

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Pressure Swing Adsorption refers to the process of purification of Hydrogen gas which is manufactured in a plant like rfinery. Hydrogen which is formed as a by-product in process like Reforming is also used as a raw material within the refinery process like Hydrotreating and Isomerization. So it has to be made impurities free for use. So Hydrogen is purified by the process known as pressure swing adsorption in which impurities are adsorbed on the surface and Hydrogen becomes clean.

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