How it Works
Converting natural gas to the high-quality chemicals
of hydrogen and acetylene in 4 steps
First, natural gas enters our microwave plasma reactor. Transform uses plasma to convert natural gas into acetylene and hydrogen without oxygen—which means no CO2 is produced. This technology is groundbreaking—the unique selling point of Transform and has not been achieved by any competitors—yielding incredibly high conversion, selectivity, energy efficiency, and a very low carbon footprint.
The gas exits the reactor and enters a temperature swing adsorber where trace impurities are removed. This is a simple polishing process which uses commercially available adsorbent materials and guarantees consistent high-purity products.
The gas then enters our acetylene purification columns, where acetylene is selectively recovered, yielding a high purity product. The purification technology is industry standard and established and in wide commercial use—minimizing tech risk. The acetylene is greater than 99.6% pure, an industry standard and a significant attraction to the product.
Hydrogen is purified in a pressure swing adsorber, generating an ultra-high purity hydrogen stream — industry standard 99.99% pure — which is ideal for wide usage of the hydrogen. The absorber technology is tried and true, and easily implemented with Transform’s hydrogen streams.