Patent Number: 7,101,415

Title: Methods for regenerating process gas purifier materials

Abstract: A continuous method of producing a process fluid gas from a feed stream that includes the process fluid and impurities. The method includes: (a) providing a first and second vessel, each vessel containing one or more regenerable purifier materials for removing at least one of the impurities from the feed stream; (b) removing at least one of the impurities by passing the feed stream through one or the other of the vessels to provide a purified process fluid gas, with the vessel being maintained at a first temperature during the removal of impurities; and (c) regenerating the purifier materials in the vessels at a second temperature and during the time when it is not purifying the feed stream by flowing a portion of the purified process fluid or the feed stream or a separate source of the process fluid gas therethrough.

Inventors: Torres, Jr.; Robert (Parker, CO), Vivinski; Joseph (Denver, CO), Lawrence; David (Inverness, IL)

Assignee: Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.

International Classification: B01D 53/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018