Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

, Volume 54, Issue 9–10, pp 728–734 | Cite as

Analysis of Losses in High-Purity Neon Production Technology. Part 1. Extraction of a Ne–He Mixture as a By-Product of Air Separation

  • V. L. BondarenkoEmail author
  • I. A. Losyakov
  • O. V. D’yachenko
  • T. V. D’yachenko

Inert gases are in great demand by industry. Neon is produced as a by-product of air-separation plants in the form of a crude Ne–He mixture. Downstream Ne production technology includes several stages accomplished in separate installations. The Ne extraction coefficient and specific energy consumption per product unit were adopted as criteria for assessing the efficiency of plants in downstream Ne production technology. The primary enrichment stage of a Ne–He concentrate in rectification columns of air-separation plants was studied in the present work. The research showed that this stage had a characteristically low extraction coefficient of < 0.7.


Ne–He concentrate Ne–He mixture enrichment specific energy consumption extraction coefficient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. L. Bondarenko
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. A. Losyakov
    • 2
  • O. V. D’yachenko
    • 2
  • T. V. D’yachenko
    • 3
  1. 1.N. E. Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Cryoin Engineering Ltd.OdessaUkraine
  3. 3.Odessa National Academy of Food TechnologiesOdessaUkraine

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