Mercury removal from gas streams using new solid adsorbents

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

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Abstract

A new process has been developed as a joint collaboration between PETRONAS Research and QUILL, and covers the removal of mercury from natural gas feeds. The process utilises ionic liquids to provide a novel active site for mercury capture. The approach incorporates two key aspects: (i) custom design of ionic liquids with a dual functionality to both oxidise and capture mercury, and (ii) impregnation of the ionic liquids on an inert porous support as solid-supported ionic liquids, SSILs. This allows them to be used directly in existing MRU plants without requiring any changes to process operation, or additional costs associated with plant modification. The efficiency of the SSIL has been explored in direct comparison with commercial sulfur-impregnated activated carbons and, in laboratory trials, increases in bed life-time of up to five-fold have been observed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Gas Union Research Conference 2011, IGRC 2011
Pages3019-3029
Number of pages11
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Gas Union Research Conference 2011, IGRC 2011 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Oct 201121 Oct 2011

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ConferenceInternational Gas Union Research Conference 2011, IGRC 2011
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/10/201121/10/2011

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Ionic liquids
Adsorbents
Gases
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Activated carbon
Natural gas
Sulfur
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Abai, M., Atkins, M. P., Hassan, A., Holbrey, J. D., Kuah, Y., Nockemann, P., ... Zou, Y. (2011). Mercury removal from gas streams using new solid adsorbents. In International Gas Union Research Conference 2011, IGRC 2011 (Vol. 4, pp. 3019-3029)
Abai, Mahpuzah ; Atkins, Martin P. ; Hassan, Amiruddin ; Holbrey, John D. ; Kuah, Yongcheun ; Nockemann, Peter ; Olifrenko, Alexander A. ; Plechkova, Natalia V. ; Rafeen, Syamzari ; Rahman, Adam A. ; Seddon, Kenneth R. ; Shariff, Shahidah M. ; Srinivasan, Geetha ; Zou, Yiran. / Mercury removal from gas streams using new solid adsorbents. International Gas Union Research Conference 2011, IGRC 2011. Vol. 4 2011. pp. 3019-3029
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