In addition to our focus on impure hydrogen streams from reformers and synthesis gas sources of all kinds, Headwaters is known for turnkey hydrogen purification plants that require a greater degree of customized engineering. These projects source impure hydrogen gas from electrolysis units, dissociated ammonia (often planned to be blue ammonia or green ammonia in today’s market) or other chemical or petrochemical processes. These projects typically include one or more of process tie-in, pre-treatment, supplementary reactors, hydrogen compression, and high pressure systems such as tube trailer filling. We have completed projects of this kind in a wide range of industrial settings, from steel mills to refineries.
For bulk conversion or removal of impurities, Headwaters leverages our network of approved vendors in the catalyst, absorbent and solvent extraction industries. This gives us access to proven licensed technologies with which to build our plants. However, bulk conversion is seldom the whole story in processing complex feedstocks, making solutions for achieving high purity of paramount importance. Although our own PSA technology is often a part of these solutions, special solutions are often of great value.