Correlation estimates FCC unit sulfuric acid emissions

A new correlation estimates the amount of sulfuric acid emissions in FCC flue-gas streams based on the amount of SO2 formed in the unit. The correlation focuses on the SO2 to SO3 conversion expected in FCC units.FCC units are a potential source of H2SO4 emissions, but few published sources contain a reliable estimate of these emissions.Based on the need to better understand all sources of H2SO4, we analyzed data collected from various field tests to estimate SO2 and SO3 conversions. We compared SO2 and SO3 measurements and developed a correlation for predicting the conversion as a function of sulfur dioxide. This article also presents data on scrubber control efficiency for H2SO4.One can ...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected