Process for removing metals from hydrocarbons

Peter Nockemann (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present invention relates to a process for the removal of mercury from a mercury- containing hydrocarbon fluid feed using specifically selected ionic liquids comprising, contacting the mercury-containing hydrocarbon fluid feed with an ionic liquid having the formula[Cat+][M+][X-] and separating from the ionic liquid a hydrocarbon fluid product having a reduced mercury content compared to the mercury-containing fluid feed.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2012046057A2
IPC PCT/GB2011/051906
Priority date05/10/2011
Filing date05/10/2011
Publication statusPublished - 05 Oct 2011


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