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Petronas’ mercury removal technology enters the international market

27th March 2014

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Petronas Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd (PTVSB), a technology commercialisation arm of Petronas, have entered into a licensing Term Sheet Agreement signed today.

Clariant Petronas Mercury Technology
Petronas winning contracts thanks to mercury removal technology

Clariant has entered an agreement with Malaysian firm Petronas to make us of highly effective mercury removal technology.

Petronas’ HycaPure™ Hg is a robust, long-life solid-supported ionic liquid mercury removal technology. It effectively removes elemental, organic and inorganic mercury from Natural Gas with an expected service lifespan up to 3 times greater than its competitors.

Petronas vice president of technology and engineering division, Colin Wong Hee Huing, said: “Hycapure™ Hg has already been in use at PETRONAS’ gas processing plants for more than two years and it demonstrates high adsorbent capacity and stable performance. This licensing collaboration will allow the technology to go beyond our facilities and gain valuable access to the international market.”

It will add on to the portfolio of Clariant’s ActiSorb® GP 400 series adsorbents.

In addition, this innovative adsorbent is capable of handling mercury concentration surges in the gas stream during pipeline pigging activities, which is crucial in ensuring year-round maximum equipment protection.

“With the extended lifecycle of Hycapure™ Hg, the new addition to our ActiSorb® GP 400, we will continue helping our customers to achieve better sustainability and greater efficiency, at the same time,” said Stefan Heuser, Clariant senior vice president and head of business unit catalysts.

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