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What are the benefits from mass transfer rate-based simulation?

07.01.2011  |  Weiland, R.,  Optimized Gas Treating, Inc., Houston, TexasHatcher, N. A.,  Optimized Gas Treating, Inc., Buda, Texas

Models are highly detailed and predictive

Keywords: [amines] [acid gases] [treating]

Alkanolamines have been successfully used for 80 years for sweetening hydrocarbon products. Despite the longevity and track record of amine treating as a process, it is common to find that calculation methods rely heavily on rules-of-thumb and the now-antiquated approximation of ideal or theoretical stages. The advent 30 years ago of high-speed, desktop computing power makes this approach not just severely limiting, but also unnecessary.

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