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Petrochemical industry is composed of many applications that require activated carbon as an adsorbate where Haycarb has been one of the pioneering solution providers. Our products are industry recognized for oil and hydrocarbon sweeting where contaminants such as mercaptans in particular are removed. In addition we offer specialized low silica products for boiler condensate de-oiling and purification as well as tailor made products with selective adsorption and desorption properties for pressure swing applications. Our products are also sorted after for gas scrubbers where Haycarb activated carbons effectively remove H2S and CO2 from the process feed which would make the feed more anticorrosive for process equipment as well as easier to process due to being more thermodynamically stable. Haycarb also focuses on applications in natural gas production and purification. We offer methodically architectured activated carbon products for the removal of sulfur compounds, mercury, contaminant organics and other impurities found in these gas streams. Haycarb Activated Carbon Specialty series include products which ensure an economical and efficient solution to all these processes demonstrating cutting edge adsorption technologies and purification solutions.

Hydrocarbon sweetening

Removing sulfur containing compounds such as mercaptans from petroleum oils and gas is a growing demand not only due environmental and pollution concerns but also due to the highly corrosive and malodorous nature. Haycarb offers an activated carbon solution for this concern with our precision developed products for hydrocarbon sweetening. Our products are engineered for to be used as a catalytic carrier for hydrocarbon sweetening and for catalytic extraction of mercaptans and other sulfur containing products from light and heavier refinery products. In addition our products are geared to adsorb other trace contaminants in the hydrocarbon mixture at the same time. This total adsorption solution provided by Haycarb activated carbons is industry recognized as effective, efficient and guaranteed carbon solution.

Boiler condensate

Water used as condensate boiler feed require very high purification standards. . Fresh water from municipal supply or any other source may contain Chlorine and organic contaminants which can damage ion-exchange resins for water treatment whilst recirculated condensate water may be contaminated with various oils, hydrocarbons and other organics and inorganics from machine wear and tear. Haycarb activated carbons successfully remove these various contaminants in both fresh and recycled water, de-oiling the condensate and purifying the water flow, thus effectively protecting the ion exchange resins and other sensitive equipment from damage and deterioration. Silica, a common fouling agent in standard coal and coconut based activated carbons can also damage ion exchange resins, boiler tubes and turbine blades. That’s why Haycarb’s cutting edge products for boiler feed water treatment are designed to have the lowest silica and ash levels in the industry resulting in significant improvement of machinery lifetime and reduction of maintenance costs and superior performance of the carbons.

Condensate boiler feed water treatment

Pressure Swing adsorption

Pressure swing adsorption technology is used to separate individual gases from a mixture under pressure considering the affinity of a gas species to an adsorbent material and its molecular characteristics. Haycarb Activated Carbon products have proven to be ideal adsorbents for this application with very high surface areas ensuring high adsorption capacities and selective adsorption and desorption capabilities at different pressures. Our premium products of this range are used in pressure swing applications in large scale commercial synthesis of hydrogen for removing carbon dioxide, in oil refineries for the removal of Hydrogen Sulfide, to separate nitrogen from methane gas in methane gas processing plants and in the production of ammonia.

Gas scrubbers

Haycarb activated carbons for petrochemical industry also includes products for the purifications of gas treatment chemicals such as amines. These chemicals adsorb H2S and CO2 from natural gas, a process known as gas sweetening. We offer tailor made granular activated carbons for the purification of amines by adsorbing degradation products, surfactants, organic acids and other corrosive contaminants. The optimum pore size and particle size distributions of our carbons facilitate the effective adsorption of these contaminants ensuring higher quality and longer life time in operation.

Natural gas production and purification

Usage of activated carbon in natural gas production and purification applications have gained immense popularity within the past few years, especially considering the major role it plays in the adsorption of mercury, a dangerous contaminant. We offer methodically architectured activated carbon products for the removal of sulfur compounds, mercury, contaminant organics and other impurities found in natural gas streams. Our specialized sulfur impregnated pellet carbons are industry recognized for the superior mercury loading capacities demonstrated. These products are effectively used by key players in the natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries. Our carbons are also used to prevent pollution resulting from natural gas industry operations in areas of water pollution, by-product refining, and from the combustion of fossil fuels that produce greenhouse gases and other air pollutants including nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and heavy metals as by-products. Another application of Haycarb Activated Carbons in the natural gas industry is for Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology which enables the efficient storage of natural gas. Haycarb’s special range of activated carbons can store Methane (the main constituent in natural gas) at a lower storage pressure, which reduces the cost of compression and the cost of the storage vessel, and presents less of a safety hazard.

Vapor recovery units

Hydrocarbon vapor recovery units are used for vapor control at gasoline bulk storages and unloading operations. These units operate in gas streams highly saturated with gasoline requiring special adsorbates. Using in house R&D and engineering resources, Haycarb has developed a novel range of activated carbons for the preferential adsorption and desorption of target molecules from gaseous mixtures in vapor recovery units (VRUs). Our products are structured to facilitate robust adsorption of large quantities of gasoline from the air streams as well as efficient desorption mechanisms. These products also remove harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air streams. In addition to superior adsorption characteristics, our products carry very low level of dust but with high intrinsic hardness being effective, long life cycle solutions for gasoline recovery in VRU’s.

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