An ionic liquid process for mercury removal from natural gas

Mahpuzah Abai, Martin P. Atkins, Amiruddin Hassan, John D. Holbrey, Yongcheun Kuah, Peter Nockemann, Alexander A. Oliferenko, Natalia V. Plechkova, Syamzari Rafeen, Adam A. Rahman, Rafin Ramli, Shahidah M. Shariff, Kenneth R. Seddon, Geetha Srinivasan, Yiran Zou

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Abstract

Efficient scrubbing of mercury vapour from natural gas streams has been demonstrated both in the laboratory and on an industrial scale, using chlorocuprate(ii) ionic liquids impregnated on high surface area porous solid supports, resulting in the effective removal of mercury vapour from natural gas streams. This material has been commercialised for use within the petroleum gas production industry, and has currently been running continuously for three years on a natural gas plant in Malaysia. Here we report on the chemistry underlying this process, and demonstrate the transfer of this technology from gram to ton scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8617-8624
Number of pages8
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume44
Early online date27 Feb 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Ionic Liquids, mercury capture, Hycapure-Hg

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Abai, Mahpuzah ; Atkins, Martin P. ; Hassan, Amiruddin ; Holbrey, John D. ; Kuah, Yongcheun ; Nockemann, Peter ; Oliferenko, Alexander A. ; Plechkova, Natalia V. ; Rafeen, Syamzari ; Rahman, Adam A. ; Ramli, Rafin ; Shariff, Shahidah M. ; Seddon, Kenneth R. ; Srinivasan, Geetha ; Zou, Yiran. / An ionic liquid process for mercury removal from natural gas. In: Dalton Transactions. 2015 ; Vol. 44. pp. 8617-8624.
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An ionic liquid process for mercury removal from natural gas. / Abai, Mahpuzah; Atkins, Martin P.; Hassan, Amiruddin; Holbrey, John D.; Kuah, Yongcheun; Nockemann, Peter; Oliferenko, Alexander A.; Plechkova, Natalia V.; Rafeen, Syamzari; Rahman, Adam A.; Ramli, Rafin; Shariff, Shahidah M.; Seddon, Kenneth R.; Srinivasan, Geetha; Zou, Yiran.

In: Dalton Transactions, Vol. 44, 2015, p. 8617-8624.

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