Air Pollution Control for Petrochemical Processing Plants

Petrochemical plants and any facilities that involve the processing of oil and gas must deal with the effects and consequences of exhaust streams containing potentially hazardous chemical and gas residue. To keep their operations and the environment surrounding them safe and compliant with regulatory requirements, these companies must implement solutions that remove the residue from the exhaust.

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G Squared has worked with many petrochemical processing plants in the Gulf Coast region to develop effective and efficient systems for dealing with chemical and gas residue. Below are some of the most effective solutions that we have developed and implemented for petrochemical processing plants air pollution control.

Wet Scrubbers

Wet scrubbers remove petrochemical and gas residue in exhaust vapors by injecting cleaning liquids into the scrubber and mixing them with the exhaust vapor. Contact time required between the vapor and cleaning fluids depends on the vapor pollutant that needs to be removed, the concentration of the pollutant, and the required removal efficiency.

G Squared offers petrochemical processing plants in the Gulf Coast region a variety of wet scrubbers solutions from Nederman Mikropul:

  • Mikrovane-Vane Scrubbers – this basic scrubber has the capability of tolerating high inlet dust loadings without sacrificing its collection efficiency, which is 99+% at around the 5 micron size range
  • Dynamic Scrubber – this scrubber has an integral wetted fan that can be used in all industrial applications where dust, aerosol, and gas are present, especially in the metals and chemical industries
  • Venturi and Multi-Venturi Scrubbers – these scrubbers are designed to suit many processes to capture sub-micron particles, with minimum downtime and maintenance
  • Packed Bed Scrubbers – these packed tower systems can be applied as gas absorbers, coolers, air humidifiers, or condensers. They are commonly applied in the field of purification of industrial gases
  • Two Stage Scrubber – these engineered systems utilizing multiple scrubber technologies for achieving higher efficiencies at lower pressure drops or increasing performance of existing scrubbers

Thermal Oxidizers

Thermal oxidizers destroy hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from industrial air streams. Factors involved in thermal oxidizer operation include temperature, time, and turbulence. The temperature has to be high enough to ignite the waste gas, enough time must be allowed to ensure the combustion reaction to occur, and the turbulence must provide the necessary mixture of combustion air with the hazardous gases.

G Squared offers petrochemical processing plants in the Gulf Coast region a variety of thermal oxidizers from Callidus®:

  • Fume Thermal Oxidizers – thermally treat organic fumes in the air or inert gas streams at temperatures between 1400˚F and 1600˚F. Destruction efficiencies typically range from 99 to 99.99 percent
  • Tail Gas Thermal Oxidizers – balances desired H2S destruction efficiencies, NOx formation and minimized CO production to meet environmental regulations
  • De-NOxidizer Systems – maintains NOx emissions within acceptable limits using a multi-stage process to destroy wastes with a 99-99.999 DRE range
  • Down-Fired Thermal Oxidizer Systems – with a DRE range of 99 – 99.999%, these systems routinely meet or exceed 99% destruction efficiencies for most waste components
  • Halogenated Waste Systems – these engineered systems are capable of destruction efficiencies of 99-99.999 percent.

Is your petrochemical processing plant in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas in need of effective and efficient air pollution control? Contact your Golf Coast Source for engineered solutions to discuss your project.