Processes combine to assist acid-gas handling, reinjection

From a paper presented at the GPA Gulf Cooperation Council technical conference, May 23, 2001, in Abu Dhabi.TotalFinaElf and Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) have been working for several years to develop less-costly technologies to handle high-H2S sour gases, especially those intended for bulk acid-gas disposal projects.Acid-gas reinjection for disposal is important for greenhouse gas and sulfur emissions. Also, a diminishing sulfur market does not always justify Claus-type sulfur recovery.The Elf Activated MDEA process, from TotalFinaElf, is a cost-effective way to meet a wide range of situations, from complete CO2 removal to bulk H2S and CO2 removal, even for acid-gas r...

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