Activated Alumina

BASF F-200 spherical beads of activated alumina are industry leading solutions for the drying of liquids and gases. A variety of bead sizes are available to suit different applications. BASF’s unique manufacturing process results in a uniform bead size, which is important in high pressure gas dehydration to minimize pressure drop.

With high adsorption capacity and relatively easy regeneration, F-200 activated alumina can offer our customers an excellent balance between performance and cost.

High crush strength, resistance to amines, low abrasion and a large surface area are further benefits offered by F-200. Please read the features and benefits section below for more information. Our technical service team are here to help with your enquiry.


    • Spherical activated alumina.

    • Four different grades with average bead size of: 7x14 Tyler Mesh (2 mm), 1/8" (3.2 mm), 3/16" (4.7 mm), 1/4" (6.4 mm).

    • Preferrential adsorption of polar molecules.

    • Total pore volume of 0.5 cm3/g for all grades.

    • Can either be used in Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) or thermal regeneration driers.


    • High surface area and tailored pore size distribution to give a high adsorptive capacity. Dew point of -40°C can be achieved.

    • Low abrasion - less dusting during transport, loading and service life. Reduces pressure drop and minimizes downstream plugging of filters and valves.

    • Unform ball size - Useful in high pressure gas dehydration where minimizing pressure drop is crucial.

    • High crush strength - Improves lifetime stability of the product.

    • Resistant to attack by amines.

Typical Applications

    • Industrial air drying

    • Gas and liquid drying

    • Transformer oil drying

    • Lubricant drying