Process for removing metals from hydrocarbons by using ionic liquids

Geetha Srinivasan (Inventor), Kenneth Seddon (Inventor), John Holbrey (Inventor), Peter Nockemann (Inventor), Martin Atkins (Inventor), Mahpuzah Abai (Inventor), Yongcheun Kuah (Inventor), Yiran Zou (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 numberWO 2012046057, US20170037323, 10138432, 9447335, US20140001100,
IPCC10G 21/06 (2006.01)
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


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