Next Generation Hydrogen Purifier System


Power+Energy, Inc. Introduces Next Generation Hydrogen Purifier System

New compact purifier design offers larger capacity, advanced performance and new features

IVYLAND, PA../EWORLDWIRE/September 28, 2005

Power and Energy, Inc. (P+E) has recently introduced its next generation PE9000S Series purifiers. Incorporating many of the features from P+E’s successful bulk hydrogen purifiers, the PE900S purifiers offer a greater capacity range, advanced features and high reliability in a very small package.

Introduced in September 2005, the PE9000S Series system provides customers with a highly reliable supply of Ultra-Pure Hydrogen (UPH) containing less than 1 part per billion total impurities. This UPH gas is typically used in the manufacture of advanced semiconductor devices such as light emitting diodes (LED’s), laser diodes and silicon carbide semiconductors. The 9000S Series offers models with capacities ranging from 30 liters per minute up to 650 liters per minute (2 cubic meters per hour up to 40 cubic meters per hour) of ultra pure hydrogen. Multi-unit configurations are available for even greater capacity and redundancy.

The compact design of the PE9000S Series offers most of the features of P+E’s bulk system including P+E’s next generation P130 control systems with PC-based centralized monitoring and control software. The advanced software allows remote monitoring and control of the purifier system over LAN-connected PC’s. The high efficiency counterflow heat exchanger minimizes power consumption and ensures that incoming hydrogen is preheated to process temperature. The PE9000S series also includes integrated ports and software for helium leak detection of the system allowing testing the membranes in hot or cold condition. For data sheets or further information, please visit the P+E website:

In addition to its hydrogen purifier products, P+E offers a line of palladium membrane systems used for separation of hydrogen from reformed fuels for fuel cells and related applications. As a part of this effort, P+E is currently working under three DoD contracts for the fabrication of membrane systems to deliver high purity hydrogen from methanol and diesel fuels. P+E will also utilize this same hybrid membrane technology to develop lower cost hydrogen purifiers for an expanded range of semiconductor and research applications.

About Power+Energy

Power & Energy is headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA. Established in 1993, the company’s mission is to enable the hydrogen economy and promote energy efficiency through the application of micro-channel technologies. The company provides a full range of micro-channel hydrogen purifiers to ultra-high purity users across the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Power & Energy is leading the way to the hydrogen economy with proprietary manufacturing and patented hydrogen purification, separation and generation technologies. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel palladium-alloy hydrogen purifiers purify any grade of hydrogen to nine-nines purity, meeting the most stringent requirements for semiconductor fabrication processes, including light emitting diode manufacture, solar cell manufacture and the manufacture of other compound and silicon semiconductors. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel hydrogen purifiers are also ideal for metallurgy, R&D, and instrumentation applications. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel membrane systems can also be used to efficiently separate hydrogen from reformed fuels and synthesis gas mixtures.
Power & Energy is now applying its hydrogen expertise to the fuel cell vehicle refueling market. Power & Energy has recognized that highly compact, low cost, and efficient hydrogen generators that can convert existing liquid fuels to hydrogen at the refueling station will enable the rapid development of the hydrogen refueling infrastructure that fuel-cell vehicles will require. The company’s expertise in the design and manufacture of micro-channel gas processors provides the basis for this exciting new venture.

For further information, contact Noel Leeson, Power & Energy Inc., 106 Railroad Drive, Ivyland, PA 18974-1449, e-mail