INDUSTRIES

REFINING

 

Merichem’s relationship with the global refinery processing industry spans nearly 70 years. It is this history of providing practical solutions to the toughest hydrocarbon treating challenges that has established Merichem as a global refinery processing leader. Explore the specialty chemicals, technologies, and by-products management solutions that Merichem brings to this industry: from our customized naphthenic acid formulations, to our beneficial re-use of spent caustic and secondary materials management services, to our innovative technologies that remove sulfur and other impurities from hydrocarbon liquids and gases.

OIL & GAS PRODUCTION

 

“In the good old days,” the production of crude oil and natural gas was a lot easier. Oil and Gas were relatively plentiful, easy to find, and sweet. Today, it is generally accepted that oil and gas production is becoming increasingly sour, and that the trend is here to stay. Fortunately, Merichem provides practical oil and gas treating solutions; with our beneficial re-use of spent caustic and secondary materials management services and our innovative technologies that remove sulfur and other impurities from hydrocarbon liquids and gases.

PETROCHEMICALS

 

The technologies and services of Merichem play an important role in this global industry that is producing a multitude of products derived from both fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) and renewable sources (corn, sugar cane). Production of these chemicals products can come with complications attributed to the presence of sulfur and other impurities. Fortunately, Merichem provides practical processing solutions for petrochemical applications: from our customized naphthenic acid formulations, to our beneficial re-use of spent caustic and secondary materials management services, to our innovative technologies that remove sulfur and other impurities from hydrocarbon liquids and gases.

CHEMICALS

 

Whether your situation is one where H2S is causing serious odor problems for the neighboring residences and businesses or you are trying to reduce the H2S emissions from your reactor off gas streams to achieve acceptable atmospheric venting concentrations; finding a practical H2S treatment option can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Merichem can provide a proven and well-developed solution that has been in commercial use for the last 30+ years; that will address any H2S removal issues that are associated with chemical processing treatment applications.

WATER & WASTE WATER TREATMENT

 

Whether your situation is one where H2S is causing serious odor problems for the neighboring residences and businesses; or you are dealing with digester gas H2S concentrations in an effort to remain within the regulatory SO2 emissions limits for on-site gas combustion; or you are trying to reduce the H2S emissions from your water processing units to achieve acceptable atmospheric venting concentrations; finding a practical H2S treatment option can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Merichem can provide a proven and well-developed solution that has been in commercial use for the last 30+ years

FOOD & BEVERAGE

 

Whether your situation is one of turning agricultural products into valuable ingredients or consumer products the removal of H2S becomes a critical issue. Merichem’s LO-CAT® technology is highly effective in removing H2S from: processing reactor vents; the biogases generated in the anaerobic digestion of wastes; and the ventilation air applications that can be found in the food and beverage industry. Merichem provides a gas treatment H2S removal solution that has been in commercial use for the last 30+ years; that addresses the needs of Food and Beverage Industry: the production of premium meat products, to the manufacturing of cellulose utilized in producing processed meats;

POWER GENERATION

 

As prices of natural gas and crude oil continue to increase, alternative sources of energy are becoming more and more economically attractive even without governmental subsidies. Frequently these alternative sources of energy can come with complications attributed to the presence of hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Fortunately, Merichem provides a practical H2S treatment options for power generation applications, which is well-developed and has been in commercial use for the last 30+ years.

INDUSTRIAL GASES

 

When it comes to upgrading sour gas streams for industrial gas applications the removal of H2S becomes critical. Many of the catalysts that are used to reduce H2S concentrations into the parts per billion level (ppbV), become extremely expensive from an operating cost perspective when the inlet H2S concentrations are greater than a few parts per million (ppmv). Merichem’s LO CAT® technology is capable of guaranteeing H2S reductions to less than 1 ppmV in one step; which in turn extends the life of; and reduces the operating costs associated with; the expensive polishing H2S removal catalysts.

METALS & MINING

 

With a highly cyclical industry it is imperative to make technologies investments that have quick paybacks and set the stage for increased profitability through lower operating costs. Merichem provides a practical H2S treatment option for metals and mining applications, which have been in commercial use for 30+ years accruing a strong resume of success across the Metals and Mining Industry.