partial condensation

partial condensation

[′pär·shəl ‚känd·ən′sā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
The cooling (or pressurization) of a saturated vapor until a part of it is condensed out as liquid.
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Air Products' process for unreacted olefin recovery combines partial condensation with pressure swing adsorption to deliver two product streams: a recovered hydrocarbon product for recycle and subsequent polymer production, and a nitrogen stream for reuse in facility operations, such as polymer degassing and pneumatic transportation.
Air Products' recovery units utilize partial condensation, in conjunction with the company's proprietary pressure swing adsorption technology, to recover hydrocarbons in polyolefin plants, and recycle nitrogen with a purity of greater than 99 percent for re-use in the plant.