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ExxonMobil and BASF to demonstrate sulfur removal solvent

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ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC and BASF Corp. are conducting a full scale commercial demonstration of a new gas treating solvent at Imperial Oil’s Sarnia Refinery.

The companies jointly developed the amine-based solvent aimed at meeting stringent sulfur emissions standards with greater efficiency.

The technology increases the selective removal of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and reduces the co-absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) from gas streams.

When used in a tail gas treating unit in conjunction with a Claus sulfur recovery unit (SRU), the technology has the capability to achieve greater than 99.99% overall sulfur recovery and low emissions to cope with future requirements. Pilot plant testing has demonstrated superior performance characteristics over methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) formulations and improvements over FLEXSORB SE/ SE Plus solvents.

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