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DuPont scrubbing technology to control emissions of Chilean refinery

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Chilean oil refiner ENAP Refinerías S.A. has selected BELCO® scrubbing technology, licensed by DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont), to improve emissions control from its 31 449 BPSD fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at the Aconcagua refinery.

This new BELCO wet scrubber will reduce sulfur oxide and particulate emissions from the FCCU (fluid catalytic cracking unit) to well below Chilean emissions requirements. This will be the second BELCO Scrubber for ENAP. ENAP previously commissioned a BELCO scrubber for its FCCU at the BioBio refinery in 2018.

Ramiro Abel Gonzalez, Latin America Business Development Manager, DuPont Clean Technologies, said: “With this decision, which will not only serve to improve emissions control but also operational reliability, ENAP becomes a regional leader in observing more stringent environmental specifications. It is likely that almost the entire Chilean refining park will be prepared to follow suit. Expectations are that other countries will go down the same route.”

Eli Ben-Shoshan, Global Business Leader, DuPont Clean Technologies, commented: “Resolute action by responsible refiners such as ENAP minimises emissions and helps to improve air quality. By developing tailored emissions control solutions, DuPont Clean Technologies is delighted to be able to help refinery customers worldwide meet site-specific environmental, energy consumption, cost and operation targets.”

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/refining/18012021/dupont-scrubbing-technology-to-control-emissions-of-chilean-refinery/

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