THIOLEX/REGEN Process by Merichem Chemicals & Refinery Services LLC

Extract H2S, COS and mercaptans from gases and light liquid streams, including gasoline, with caustic using FIBER-FILM contactor technology. It can also be used to hydrolize COS contained in LPG.

THIOLEX/REGEN Process by Merichem Chemicals & Refinery Services LLC

The caustic phase flows along the FIBERFILM contactor fibers, which is continuously renewed, as the wet fibers are preferentially wetted by the caustic phase in the THIOLEX process. Hydrocarbons flow through the shroud parallel to the caustic phase where the H2S and mercaptans are extracted into the caustic phase. The two phases disengage and the caustic flows to the REGEN system. The spent caustic is regenerated using air and catalyst in the oxidizer for reuse, which converts the extracted mercaptans to disulfides. The disulfides are removed from the caustic by a FIBER-FILM contactor solvent wash system.

Economics: FIBER-FILM contactor technology requires smaller processing vessels, allowing shorter separation times and less waste generation. This saves plant space and reduces capital expenditures.

Licensor: Merichem Chemicals & Refinery Services LLC

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