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Providing solutions for your contaminant issues

Adsorbents are widely used in the petrochemical industry as an effective method for removing trace contaminants such as water and sulfur in the feed, intermediate and product streams.

The duty in ethylene plants can be especially demanding due to the nature of the streams processed. Proper adsorbent choice is critical given the reactivity of these streams. Our team of highly skilled experts can guide you through the product selection and design process for your specific application and act as an ongoing resource for process optimization suggestions and troubleshooting to help maintain efficiency at your plant.

Let us help optimize your operations by removing the following contaminants from key process streams in both ethylene and polymer plants:

  • Steam cracker naptha feed – removal of Hg
  • Steam cracker feed ethane – removal of H­2O, Hg, CH3OH, NH3, CO2
  • Cracked gas in steam cracker – H­2O, Hg, NH3
  • Cracked liquids in steam cracker – H­2O, Hg
  • Ethylene – ethane (C2 Splitter dryer) – H­2O, CO2
  • Polymerization unit feed treatments
  • Propylene – H­2O, COS, CH3OH, polars, arsine
  • Product ethylene – H­2O, CO2, Hg
  • Hydrogen – H­2O

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Removal of oxygen compounds from Olefins

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Product Application
MOLSIV 3A-EPG Adsorbent Removes water from olefins
MOLSIV EPG-2 Adsorbent Removes water from olefins
UOP A-201 Alumina Removes water from olefins
UOP CG-731 Removes CO2 from olefins
UOP AZ-300 Adsorbent Removes water, CO2 alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers and peroxide from olefins
MOLSIV 13X-PG Adsorbent Removes alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers and peroxide from olefins

Removal of sulfur compounds from olefins

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Product Application
UOP SG-731 Alumina Regenerative alumina for removing H2S, COS, mercaptans, sulfides or disulfides
UOP AZ-300 Adsorbent Regenerative adsorbent for removing H2S,COS, mercaptans, sulfides or disulfides
UOP GB-417 Non-regenerative adsorbent for removing H2S from liquid hydrocarbon streams
UOP GB-420 Non-regenerative adsorbent for removing H2S from liquid hydrocarbon streams
MOLSIV 13X-PG Adsorbent Regenerative adsorbent for removing mercaptan, sulfides or disulfides

Removal of nitrogen compounds from olefins

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Product Application
MOLSIV 13X-PG Adsorbent Regenerative adsorbent for removing ammonia, amines and nitriles
UOP AZ-300 Adsorbent Regenerative adsorbent for removing ammonia, amines and nitriles

Removal of other contaminants

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Product Application
HgSIV Adsorbent Regenerative adsorbent for removing water and mercury from ethylene and propylene streams
UOP GB-346 Adsorbent Non-regenerative adsorbent for removing mercury from liquid hydrocarbon streams
UOP GB-346S Adsorbent Non-regenerative adsorbent for removing mercury from liquid hydrocarbon streams
UOP GB-238 Adsorbent Non-regenerative adsorbent for removing arsine and phosphene from olefinic streams