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Arsenic Removal from Natural Gas Condensate using a Pulsed Sieve Plate Column and Mass Transfer Efficiency

TitleArsenic Removal from Natural Gas Condensate using a Pulsed Sieve Plate Column and Mass Transfer Efficiency
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2555
Subsidiary Authorsพสุพัฒน์ สัมมากสิพงศ์
JournalSEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Volume47
Issue3
Pagination432-439
Date Published2012
Type of Articleบทความวิจัย
ISSN0149-6395
Accession NumberWOS:000302416300002
Keywordsarsenic, condensate, extraction, natural gas, pulsed sieve plate column
Abstract

This work applied a pulsed sieve plate column in conjunction with liquid-liquid extraction technique to remove arsenic from natural gas condensate. The relevant parameters, that is the type and concentration of the extractant, pulse velocity, volumetric-flow rate ratio of the condensate to the extractant, operating time, and extraction cycle were investigated. Mass transfer efficiency in terms of the overall height of transfer unit (HTUoy, cm) and the interfacial area (m(2)/m(3)) were calculated. The highest percentage of arsenic removal in this study was 94% corresponding to the calculated HTUoy of 26 cm and the calculated interfacial area of 118m(2)/m(3) at the optimum conditions: the mixture of the extractant (1M hydrochloric acid and 20% (v/v) methanol), pulse velocity of 20 mm/s, and volumetric-flow rate ratio of the condensate to the extractant of 1:4. By using continuous operation in the cycle mode, the percentages of arsenic removal were observed at 94, 85, and 80 from the respective 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cycles. The operation was based on the condition that fresh feed was introduced in each cycle while the extractant was reused.

URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01496395.2011.614833
DOI10.1080/01496395.2011.614833
Reprint EditionPancharoen, U (reprint author)