May 2005

Process Technology/Distillation

Improved scrubbing methods control pollutants from FCCUs

A major European refiner installed an advanced wet scrubbing unit to reduce SO2 emissions

Amoroso, A., eni S.p.A. Refining and Marketing Division; Confuorto, N., Belco Technologies Corp.

For many years, US refineries have addressed reducing SO2 and particulate matter (PM) emissions for new and existing sources. In addition, refiners in other regions, such as Canada, India, the Middle East, China, Taiwan and Europe are lowering these same pollutants for new refinery sources. In Europe, this trend will require installing the Best Available Techniques (BATs) to control/ reduce emissions from new sources. One such BAT method is wet scrubbing. Currently, several European oil companies are investigating methods to reduce SO2 and PM from their refineries. Selecting a path program to control SO2 and PM can be quite complex. While achieving the specific refinery emission reduct

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