The increased use of more efficient and more expensive catalyst demand more effective contamination removal. Installation of a Triton filter/coalescing system upstream will remove solid particulate and aerosols that could damage or plug a catalyst bed. A particulate only filter is often installed downstream of many catalysts to capture the fines that can carryover. If the fines are to be re-used a surface filtration unit would allow the fines to collected and returned to the system.
Gas separation membranes is a fast growing field technology. Particulate contamination will reduce the effectiveness or damage most membranes. Many gas separation membranes are also very sensitive to liquid aerosols. A Triton particulate and aerosol removing filter will remove 99.98% of the particulate and liquid aerosols (water and hydrocarbon)