Gas plant solves Hg problems with copper-sulfate absorbent

05/24/2010
Based on a presentation to the 89th Annual GPA Convention, Mar. 21-24, 2010, Austin, Tex.Operators at Saudi Aramco's Berri gas plant successfully resolved problems of high mercury content in the plant's feed gas by replacing activated carbon material with copper-sulfide mercury absorbent.Moisture and performance issues were also resolved by adherence to appropriate unloading and loading procedures provided by the vendor in addition to gradually introducing gas to the bed. Outlet-mercury content analysis showed that copper sulfide has excellent mercury-absorbent capacity compared with activated carbon.This article discusses the Berri gas plant's mercury-removal units' performance in 2007-0...
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