Natural Gas Desulfurization Process By MEA Amine: The preferable Engineering Design Procedure

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© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-28 Number-5
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Ribwar Abdulrahman, Ibtisam Kamal, Jagar Ali
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V28P242


Ribwar Abdulrahman, Ibtisam Kamal, Jagar Ali"Natural Gas Desulfurization Process By MEA Amine: The preferable Engineering Design Procedure", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V28(5),214-218 October 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Natural gas may consider the most popular energy source in recent era and the demand for it in recent years has been dramatic. However, natural gas is existed in deep reservoirs so it may contents many impurities for instance, hydrogen sulphide, carbon dioxide and mercury. Indeed, these impurities may cause several technical problems for instance, corrosion and environment pollution. Therefore, raw natural gas should be purify before processing it to global gas markets and amine gas sweetening process may consider the most common technology to remove acid gases from natural gas stream. Thus, this study aims to treat a given composition natural gas stream with a moderate hydrogen sulphide contents about 2500ppm vie engineering mathematical calculations for MEA circulation rate that was about 490 gpm. The amine circulation rate is considered quite important amine gas sweetening parameters that should be at optimum value to achieve optimum acid gas removal and meet the product requirement. Thus, the amine circulation rate examined by material balance calculations for amine contactor tower. As a result, it is found that 490 gpm amine circulation rate is an effective value to reduce hydrogen sulphide contents to 4ppm which it meets the gas pipelines and gas sell contracts specification.


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Natural gas sweetening, amine solution, amine circulation rate, acid gas, absorber tower.