Filtration and flow distribution method for chemical reactors

  • US 6,258,900 B1
  • Filed: 07/16/1998
  • Issued: 07/10/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of removing contaminants from a contaminated organic-based feed stream, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing a layer of reticulated ceramic material in a chemical reactor, the layer of reticulated ceramic material being in an amount sufficient to filter the contaminant from the organic-based feed stream and the reticulated ceramic material having a pore distribution range of about 10 to 800 pores per linear inch; and

    (b) passing the contaminated organic-based feed stream through the layer of reticulated ceramic material.

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