Results from Testing of a Brownian Diffusion Filter for Reducing the Aerosol Concentration in a Residue Fluidized Catalytic Cracker Flue Gas at the Technology Center Mongstad

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Gerard Lombardo

Technology Centre Mongstad

Muhammad Ismail Shah

Technology Centre Mongstad

Berit Fostås

Equinor ASA

Odd Arne Hvidsten

Equinor ASA

Leila Faramarzi

Technology Centre Mongstad; Equinor ASA

Thomas de Cazenove

Technology Centre Mongstad

Hélène Lepaumier

Laborelec

Pieter Rogiers

Laborelec

Abstract

Operation of amine absorbers with a flue gas containing sulfuric acid aerosols and dust particles is a challenge. After the installation of a Brownian diffusion filter upstream the absorber the aerosols are reduced and TCM has been able to operate the amine plant with the residual fluidized catalytic cracker flue gas. The Brownian diffusion filter efficiency is assessed based on the number particle concentration and aerosol size distribution. The tests at TCM demonstrate that more than 95 % of the aerosols were removed. The growth of the aerosols with moisture from the flue gas is fast and is not detected by the instrumentation installed at TCM. The water captured by the Brownian diffusion filter confirms that the mass concentration of the aerosols captured is between 1000 and 5000 mg/Sm3 of flue gas.

Keywords: PCC: Amine aerosols, GHGT-14

Suggested Citation

Lombardo, Gerard and Shah, Muhammad Ismail and Fostås, Berit and Hvidsten, Odd Arne and Faramarzi, Leila and de Cazenove, Thomas and Lepaumier, Hélène and Rogiers, Pieter, Results from Testing of a Brownian Diffusion Filter for Reducing the Aerosol Concentration in a Residue Fluidized Catalytic Cracker Flue Gas at the Technology Center Mongstad. 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366032

Gerard Lombardo (Contact Author)

Technology Centre Mongstad ( email )

Mongstad, 5954
Norway

Muhammad Ismail Shah

Technology Centre Mongstad ( email )

Mongstad
Norway

Berit Fostås

Equinor ASA

Stavanger
Norway

Odd Arne Hvidsten

Equinor ASA

Stavanger
Norway

Leila Faramarzi

Technology Centre Mongstad ( email )

Mongstad
Norway

Equinor ASA ( email )

Stavanger
Norway

Thomas De Cazenove

Technology Centre Mongstad

Mongstad, 5954
Norway

Hélène Lepaumier

Laborelec

Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Belgium

Pieter Rogiers

Laborelec

Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Belgium

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