SEAWATER SCRUBBING REMOVES SO2 FROM REFINERY FLUE GASES

Goran B. G. Nyman, Arvid Tokerud ABB Flakt Oslo ABB Flakt's seawater flue gas desulfurization unit in Statoil's refinery at Mongstad, Norway, has completed its first year of successful operation. The refinery is one of the most advanced in Europe, with a high degree of cracking and bottoms processing capability (OGJ, Mar. 12, 1990, pp. 33-36). Because seawater already contains 900 mg/l. sulfur as a natural constituent, seawater can be used for the absorption of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from

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