Extraction Technologies for Elemental Sulfur, NaOH, Amines, Water-Soluble Oxygenates, and Ester Compounds

There are many corrosive impurities that can sap your productivity and profits. Fortunately, Merichem® has proven solutions for removing these contaminants and optimizing operational performance.

THIOLEX: Caustic Extraction of Contaminants

Targets: Elemental Sulfur as well as some H2S and CO2

Use: A specially blended caustic solution extracts elemental S as a sodium salt from hydrocarbon.

Applicable Feedstocks:

  • NGL
  • Condensate
  • Naphtha

AQUAFINING: Water-based Extraction of Impurities

Targets: Soluble Organic and Inorganic Impurities

Use: Extracting soluble impurities from hydrocarbon streams with water.

Applicable Feedstocks:

  • LPG
  • Treating of Naphtha, Condensate, Jet Fuel, Kerosene and Diesel
  • Natural Gas
  • Acid Gas
  • Off Gas
  • Fuel Gas

ESTEREX: Acid Extraction of Contaminants

Targets: Neutral and acidic ester compounds

Use: Removes ester compounds from alkylation reactor product streams

Applicable Feedstock:

  • Alkylation