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The Using of Mixing Amines in an Industrial Gas Sweetening Plant

Authors: B. Sohbi, M. Emtir, M. Elgarni, M. Meakaff

Abstract:

Natural gas is defined as gas obtained from a natural underground reservoir. It generally contains a large quantity of methane along with heavier hydrocarbons such as ethane, propane, isobutene, normal butane; also in the raw state it often contains a considerable amount of non hydrocarbons, such as nitrogen and the acid gases (carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide). The acid gases must be removed from natural gas before use. One of the processes witch are use in the industry to remove the acid gases from natural gas is the use of alkanolamine process. In this present paper, a simulation study for an industrial gas sweetening plant has been investigated. The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of using mixing amines as solvent on the gas treatment process using the software Hysys.

Keywords: Simulation, Natural Gas, alkanolamine process, gas sweetening plant, mixing amines

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1331069

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